More than 150 architects, engineers, and other experts contributed to the Union of International Architects' 28th public health seminar last June. Hans Eggen, Dipl. Arch., gives his report on the seminar, which was held in Florence, Italy, under the headline: “The culture for the future of healthcare architecture.” Despite the differences in culture across the world, there is a universal need to provide cost-effective and sustainable facilities. Attendees discussed other international issues in health design, including humanization in the form of wellness and the need for modular innovation.

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Healthcare Design 2008 October;8(10):4