The old hospital was presenting a conventual domestic cloister altered by successive interventions and that was preserving the optical sense of the wall and the value of intimacy in the perimeter structures. The transformations on the original convent during the hospital period have been hiding part of the past structures and the conventual decoration.
The project was to develop a sustainable solution to the existing Gateway Surgical Centre and create a new spatial plan to incorporate a new department alongside the existing one. This would enable a saving in energy consumption in line with the Trust’s energy target rates.
Tierra de Barros’s Hospital, in Almendralejo is a horizontal hospital conceived similar to the vernacular architecture of the region. An external wall encloses the buildings and open spaces (patios and gardens), above which emerges the volume of the main entrance.
The existing urban context of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital complex consists of an accumulation of single standing buildings. Bertrand Goldberg’s innovative design of the Prentice Women’s Hospital stands as the most expressive solitary object within this context.
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Architects:HouseHaus (Martin Klaeschen, Carl Ray Miller)
The centre and its facilities adaptation proposal to current health needs maintains and powers the building’s original values: pavilion type of pleasant scale plotted in a garden setting, interesting spaces between pavilions, friendly scale, well-proportioned courtyards: a good relationship between the patient and the environmental and particular setting: best relationship between nature and architecture.
The Swissmed Hospital is located in the Targówek district of Warsaw and was designed by the Grupa 5 design office together with an adjacent housing estate and shopping centres. The facility is the flagship investment of the Swissmed company in Warsaw and the first such facility in Poland to be built from scratch.
The new private hospital in Villeneuve d’Ascq (in northern France) is a response to the regional modernisation programme aiming to improve the quality of health care. The facility acts as a structuring element in synergy with the clinics already present around the city of Lille. The hospital provides multidisciplinary care for outpatients and patients requiring full hospitalisation. Its programme includes 225 beds and medical, surgical and obstetrics units as well as a medico-technical centre. It has a large 42-bed maternity unit, 10 operating theatres as well as radiotherapy, chemotherapy and nuclear medicine units.
Article source: Billard Lecce Partnership and Bates Smart
The design of Melbourne’s $AUD1 billion Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) is based on ‘state of the art’ ideas developed by the hospital around a family-centred care model that puts children and their parents at the centre of the tertiary level paediatric care facility. Using innovative and evidence-based design principles, the RCH reflects changing healthcare practices, workplace patterns, user expectations, community aspirations and environmental responsibility.
The building’s formal arrangement, as well the internal and external spatial experiences, has been assembled to promote a restorative and healing environment for children and their families.
The brief was closely inspired by Rigshospitalet’s vision can be expressed by a number of objectives, of which the following are of particular importance: To be the preferred choice for patients who need highly specialized hospital care, to have high usability and to be a workplace that employees are proud to be part of.