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Prinses Máxima Centrum

Princess Máxima Center wins German Design Award 2020

The Princess Máxima Center for Child Oncology has been declared the winner of the German Design Award in the category Architecture. The German Design Award is one of the most important international prizes awarded by the German Design Council and honors projects that are characterized by high quality in terms of design and esthetics, innovation, energy efficiency and social cohesion. The jury particularly praised the Healing Environment that LIAG, the architect of the building, has developed.

Focus on child and parents
The mission of the Princess Máxima Center is to cure every child with cancer with optimal quality of life. The building is designed to support this goal. All attention is focused on the child and the family. A homely atmosphere ensures that children can feel at home and be children. In the parent-child room, the family can be together in a natural way. LIAG paid attention to aspects such as light, air, view, good acoustics and clear zoning to promote the healing process. The surrounding landscape is interwoven with the building. Greenery and daylight are everywhere, allowing young patients to experience the seasons, the weather and the rhythm of day and night.

About the German Design Award
Each year communication and product designs that "break new ground in the international design landscape" are rewarded with the Design Award. This important international prize has been in existence since 2012 and has become one of the most prestigious Design Awards in the world.

The prize will be awarded on February 7 in Frankfurt am Main.

Architecture: LIAG
Design, Interior: LIAG, MMEK
Distraction, exercise and relaxation rooms and children's games: MMEK
Landscape: BplusB

Photography: Ronald Tilleman