Three HDR-designed hospitals broke ground in China at the turn of the New Year, each with its own distinct aesthetic and purpose for communities in Jiaxing, Nanjing and Beijing.
“These new facilities in China demonstrate HDR’s dedication to human life, and commitment to creating tailored design solutions that make a difference both to the individual patients as well as the healthcare ecosystem in Asia,” said Sangmin Lee, KIA, LEED AP BD+C, HDR’s director of health in China.
Jiaxing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital
Jiaxing is a beautiful prefecture-level city lying on the Grand Canal of China in northern Zhejiang province close to the city of Hangzhou and Shanghai. The Jiaxing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital follows the design concept of motion, convergence and integration of flowing water to enhance the campus experience for both patients and staff. Culturally, water is believed to soothe hearts and bring fortune, and the new hospital reflects this concept as well as the natural landscape of Jiaxing. This new care environment will establish a benchmark for patient access and quality of care for the Zhejiang Province.
Taikang Nanjing International Medical Center
On a hilly site in Nanjing, the 800-bed Taikang Nanjing International Medical Center takes its architectural language from the surrounding landscape. The design concept, Healing Wave, harnesses nature’s healing power and positive energy and reflects the forested mountains and existing lake. The goal is an efficient and high-functioning hospital that is set within and looks out upon nature. This healing atmosphere, highly-connected to the environment, strives to become the most beautiful hospital in China.
Beijing Tsinghua Chang Gung Hospital Phase 2
The Phase I Beijing Tsinghua Chang Gung Hospital, affiliated with the prestigious Tsinghua University, has become an indispensable landmark within Northern Beijing. With the addition of Beijing Tsinghua Chang Gung Phase 2, the hospital will transform into a prestigious brand known to provide excellence, innovative research and well-rounded training and education. The design is conceptualized to create a cohesive connected campus with better access for the patients and students alike.