Oriel is the winner of two World Architecture Festival Awards – the Future Project – Health category, which showcases the most inspiring new architectural concepts, and the WAFX Special Prize, which celebrates international proposals that embrace cutting-edge design approaches to address major world issues ranging from tackling the climate emergency to building community resilience.

The World Architecture Festival is celebrating its 15th year, and is the most prestigious architectural prize in the world, judged by the biggest names in architecture, showcasing the most inspiring new architectural concepts.

“I’m so proud that Oriel has been recognised as a winner of the Future Healthcare Award at the World Architecture Festival. Congratulations to the whole team.” said Penoyre & Prasad Principal, Rafael Marks, who presented Oriel to the WAF judges on behalf of the design team, which was led by Aecom with White Arkitekter.

Oriel is a joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and Moorfields Eye Charity. It is a radical approach to the integration of sight related care, research and education, the project’s aims include driving innovation and speeding up the translation of research findings into treatment, to create an environment for innovation to flourish, inspiring improvements in people’s sight.