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ETH Bale in Basel, Switzerland by KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS GmBH

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Article source: KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS GmBH

Urban strategy

The new ETH building is conceived as an efficient and flexible architectural device, providing an answer to the multiple aspects shaping its complex environment.

On the one hand, the landscape and the urban quality of the public spaces around the building condition the building’s insertion.  The respect of the historical urban fabric, in particular the Heritage garden in the south facade of the site, is essential as it constitutes an important area of the city urban fabric throughout the centuries. At the same time, all the classed trees in the site will be preserved.

Image Courtesy © KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS

General Services Building of Cruces Hospital in Barakaldo, Spain by ACXT Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Article source: ACXT Arquitectos

Due to its location, the new General Services Building of the Cruces Hospital takes a predominant position from the highway and acquires a strong importance in the surroundings. The building is provided with symbolic value and reflects its activity by means of the façade. The façade is generated by a pattern of proteins, as it might be the image associated to the medical vanguard and research.

Image Courtesy © Aitor Ortiz

  • Architects: ACXT Arquitectos (Gonzalo Carro + Javier Pérez Uribarri)
  • Project: General Services Building of Cruces Hospital
  • Location: Barakaldo, Spain
  • Photography: Aitor Ortiz
  • Client: Osakidetza, Basque health service
  • Quality control program: Fco. Javier Ruiz de Prada, Ziortza Bardeci, Gabriel Bustillo Churruca, Agurtzane Insa Sáenz, Maria Bardal Sánchez
  • Structures: INEK ingeniería
  • 3D Design: Roberto Fernández de Gamboa
  • Area.(m2 y pies2; 1ft2 = 0,093 m2): 9.962,51

Drum Tower Nanjing Hospital in Nanjing, China by Lemanarc SA

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: Lemanarc SA

1. The creation of human-scale building through the unification of architecture and landscape

Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, founded by Canadian Missionary Dr. Macklin, is located in the downtown center of Nanjing city. It is one of the most renowned hospitals in China.The earlier expansions of the hospital was driven by the development of modern medical technology as well as the increasing municipal population. Despite the remarkable scales, most of these early expansions are hardly more than simple and urgent addition and extension of existing function to meet the rapidly increasing need for medical service. As a result, the functional layout of many floors are not well organized and streamlined for the operation of the hospital as a whole. For instance, the existing outpatient department is on the east side of Zhongshan Rd, connected with the main buildings of the hospital, which is on the west side, only through a narrow underground passageway, which makes extra inconvenience to both patients and staffs.

Image Courtesy © Lemanarc SA

  • Architects: Lemanarc SA
  • Project: Drum Tower Nanjing Hospital
  • Location: Nanjing, China

Infanta Sofia Hospital in San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain by PardoTapia Arquitectos

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: PardoTapia Arquitectos

The building structures itself around an orientation axis East – West and acts as a dividing line between the most external zones and the most internal ones. (Technical Block)

This axis contains two circulation lines separated by a fringe in which are located the vertical elevators nucleus (restricted area) and stairways in such a way that the nucleus situated to the North joins across the medical consults zone and bureaus ( half public controlled access) and the rear one that joins the assistance areas of the technical block (restricted area).

Image Courtesy © Luis FernandezInglada

  • Architects: PardoTapia Arquitectos
  • Project: Infanta Sofia Hospital 
  • Location: San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain
  • Photography: Luis FernandezInglada
  • Software used: CAD software and Autocad
  • Authors:UTE: Pardo Calvo+Bernardo García Tapia+Luis FernándezInglada+Juan José Arévalo Camacho+Eduardo HerráezFernández
  • Technical Architect: Iván González Arias,Maria José PuertaMorante, Pedro Montes Barbero
  • Design Team: Stefano Presi, StefaniaAlbiero
  • Installations: Ove Arup & Partners, S.A.U.
  • Structure: NECSO-PONDIO-VALLADARES
  • Client: Sociedad Concesionaria Hospital delNorte. ACCIONA, Consejería de Sanidad y Consumo de la Comunidad de Madrid.
  • Area: 126.790 sqm
  • ConstructionHospital del Norte-Acciona
  • ContestDate2005
  • Dateofproject: 2005
  • Construction starts: 2005
  • Construction ends: 2007

Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Hospital in France by Atelier d’architecture Michel Rémon

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Article source: Atelier d’architecture Michel Rémon

Perched on the hilltop overlooking the town, the Villeneuve-Saint-Georges hospital project a reassuring presence. The Michel REMON architecture firm, commissioned to build the Women and children’s Wing of the Hospital, reconfigured the current block tower block by enhancing its tenous footing on the slope thanks to the new building.

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’architecture Michel Rémon

  • Architects: Atelier d’architecture Michel Rémon
  • Project: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Hospital
  • Location: France
  • Area: 16,700 mq new floor area – 17,800 mq restored floor area
  • Engineering consultants: Egis Bâtiments, engineering
  • Lighting designer: Coup d’éclat (Yves Adrien)
  • Acoustics: Impédance
  • Geotechnical engineering consultant: Fugro
  • Completion: 2013

Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Nordic – Office of Architecture

The Knowledge Centre at St. Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim completes the overall scheme for the hospital grounds that has been on-going since the design competition in 1995, and is centrally located in the heart of the development. Designed with a strong emphasis on functionality and usability, the Knowledge Centre will provide facilities for both St. Olav’s Hospital and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Image Courtesy © Espen Gr¢nli, Passive facade with integrated artwork

  • Architects: Nordic – Office of Architecture in collaboration with Ratio Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Photography: Jiri Havran, Espen Gr¢nli, Nordic

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in BOSTON by nbbj

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: nbbj

Brigham and Women’s Hospital yesterday broke ground on the Brigham Building for the Future, a 620,000-square-foot translational research and clinical facility designed by NBBJ.

The 11-story Brigham Building for the Future, located on the hospital’s Longwood campus,will house eight floors of research laboratories, three floors of clinics, a state-of-the-art imaging facility, social spaces, and a 400-car garage, along with associated site improvements.

The 11-story project includes site improvements and integrates with the existing circulation system of the hospital campus, Image Courtesy © nbbj

  • Architects: nbbj
  • Project: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Location: BOSTON
  • Software used: Revit 2012 for BIM documentation, as well as AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite

Grossmont Hospital Heart and Vascular Center in La Mesa, California by KMD Architects

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Article source: Kutch & Company

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s premier healthcare builders, has begun construction of the new 74,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center at Grossmont Hospital, located at 5555 Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa, Calif.

McCarthy was retained by the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), with CEO Barry Jantz and the publicly elected GHD board members providing oversight. Sharp HealthCare is the operator of Grossmont Hospital through a 30-year lease that was executed with the District in 1991.

Proposition G, a $247 million bond measure approved by voters of the East County region in June 2006, is funding the project, budgeted at $26,325,383 in construction costs. As proposed in the hospital’s Facilities Master Site Plan, Prop. G is funding several other infrastructure construction improvements at the publicly owned hospital, which opened in 1955.

Image Courtesy © KMD Architects

  • Architects: KMD Architects
  • Project: Grossmont Hospital Heart and Vascular Center
  • Location: La Mesa, California

Winning design of a new super hospital in Denmark by C.F. MØlLLER Architects

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: C.F. MØlLLER Architects

Rådgivergruppen USK, headed by C.F. Møller, Alectia and Rambøll, has been named as the winner of the competition to build the new Køge University Hospital, with a budget of DKK 4 billion 

Køge University Hospital (USK) is an expansion of the existing Køge Hospital, which will be increased threefold to a total area of 177,000 m². This is a visionary project in terms of both architecture and functionality. The hospital’s various functions can be structured on a highly flexible basis, with good opportunities to support Region Zealand’s vision of holistic patient care.

Image Courtesy © C.F. MØlLLER Architects

  • Architects: C.F. MØlLLER Architects
  • Project: Winning design of a new super hospital
  • Location: Denmark
  • Architect partner: Klavs Hyttel, C.F. Møller Architects
  • project manager:  Svend G. Hvid, C.F. Møller Architects
  • Budget framework: DKK 4 billion
  • No. of beds: approx. 900
  • Total floorspace: approx. 177,000 m2
  • Newly constructed floorspace: approx. 130,000 m2
  • No. of bed days: 245,000 p.a

A+ animal hospital in Seoul, Korea by JHY Architects & Associates

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Article source: JHY Architects & Associates

A+ animal hospital interior design ventures what values atypical design could make in 53㎡, offering an utilitarian furniture fit into the programs. It was a critical challenge to make a spacious amusement place for pets, even 5 clinic rooms are necessary to operate the hospital. It was a main concern that the interior image from a street produces a symbol of A+ animal hospital as well as atypical design language produces all the required space in 53㎡. It was important to re interpret programs as much as to design space efficient furniture.

Image Courtesy © Kyung sub, Shin

  • Architects: JHY Architects & Associates
  • Project: A+ animal hospital
  • Location: Yeonheui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Use : hospital
  • Gross Floor Area : 53㎡
  • Design Team : Seong woo, Park
  • Duration of Design : 2012.09~2012.10
  • Duration of Construction : 2012.11~2012.12
  • Cost of Construction : 58,000 USD
  • Photographer : Kyung sub, Shin
  • Client : Min soo, Park

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