Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, NewZealand by Stephenson & Turner
November 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Stephenson & Turner
Stephenson & Turner (S&T) are proud to have carried out the architectural and building services for Starship Children’s Hospital, which opened its doors back in 1991 – recently celebrating its 23rd birthday.
This 200-bed hospital, constructed for the Auckland Area Health Board, contains five general and medical wards and special Infectious, Burns, Neonatal and Oncology Units. A full range of clinical services, excluding dietary, is incorporated in the design.
The design features long, curving ward floors and a seven-storey glass roof courtyard.
The hospital’s plan maximises natural light and ventilation and achieves separation between visitors and patient/staff circulation. Bedrooms were designed to allow parents to stay overnight. There are also parent lounges, and a whanau unit allows larger family groups to stay. Ward layouts provide efficient, safe nursing with reduced walking distances. Single rooms are situated close to the central nursing station and multi-bed rooms towards the end of the wards.
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