An Integrated Building
A typical approach to such a vast program would be to break it up into a series of independent buildings, distributed across the block. Instead, we conceived a single, crescent-shaped structure that leans against the city streets. The result is a continuous building that connects the hospital’s programs with maximum efficiency, providing more rational and intuitive circulation and shorter travel distances.
The densely packed building makes room for a large central garden, the Green Heart, shared between the main hospital and the specialty hospitals. Seamlessly integrated into the life of the hospital, it nurtures the wellbeing of patients, family, visitors and staff. A waterway winds through the landscape, connecting the Green Heart with smaller gardens, more intimate outdoor spaces and promenades. Native plantings highlight the unique local flora and create a sense of a home away from home.
In association with Hunan Architectural Design Institute.