China Zhejiang Hospital
Conrad Gargett were invited to participate in a limited design competition for this project in Hangzou, China and were successfully shortlisted into the final four entries. The work was carried out in association with the China United Engineering Corporation in Australia and China. Five Pillars of Design have informed the solution for both the hospital and the research facility; People, Landscape, Function, Environment and the Future.
The hospital is conceived of as a garden of healing filled with light and air, promoting healing and wellness. The design is people focused; designed for patients, their families and for the staff while responding to change and growth. The hospital embraces the best of western medical practice and cutting edge technology while maintaining its foundation in China, intended to be a place which belongs to the people of Hangzhou.
Extending the vision of the hospital, the Research Building is designed as a positive and healthy environment to encourage collaboration and exchange of knowledge; its light-filled spaces create an inviting workplace built around a central courtyard; a place of community embedded in the landscape.
The hospital landscape is considered as a reinterpretation of a traditional Chinese landscape – the river, the courtyard, and the mountains. The main street is a river of circulation, connecting courtyards which remind us of traditional Chinese architecture against a backdrop of the soaring canopy roof, the mountains.
The relationships of departments and functions provide a sense of identity and address within the greater site, allowing staff to carry out their work in a supportive environment. The hospital is able to change as technology and techniques develop site planning allows for incremental expansion into the future.
More Competitions + Ideas Projects
Back to Home