Two proposals has been presented by Consolidated Consultants Group for the hospital accommodating 200 beds with their services, and 4 medical colleges listed as follows:
• College of Pharmacy
• College of Nursing
• College of Human Medicine
• College of Allied Health Sciences
The medical colleges we designed in harmony with the hospital and their support functions such as the administration, a library, main cafeteria, indoor and outdoor sports halls, prayer halls and Multipurpose hall/auditorium for 450 persons.
As experienced consultants in medical health projects, CC group delivered responsive designs to the pragmaticality of the project, its program, connections between different disciplines and functions, and sentient to the context when dealing with surrounding streets, circulation and plot area and regulations.
- Concept Design
Proposal (1) Concept:
The form of the hospital is based on the zoning. The areas required were distributed on the site in a linear manner. The hospital is placed towards the main street, while the college faces a secondary street. The different speeds needed to enter the building was taken into consideration; the hospital is prioritized. Since the hospital faces the main street, it is easily accessed in case of an emergency.
The space in-between the two buildings creates a hub for social interaction between the hospital staff and the students. As a result of that, the students are exposed to an environment that they would work in one day. Also, the employees are exposed to up to date research.
Altered to create more outdoor zoning opportunities, the form also increasing the surface area of the hospital, more rooms have access to views, some of which are planted areas. The interaction between the collage and hospital was also taken into consideration, thus a pedestrian-friendly hub was designed between the two buildings.
The hospital embraces the collage metaphorically (preparing students to one day work there), and literally as the building bends towards it, further emphasizing the hub in-between the two buildings. The new form that the hospital took allows for a landscaped area between the different zones of the hospital, which indirectly aids with the wellbeing of the patients.
Even though the buildings are separate at the ground floor, they are connected on the first floor allowing for a smooth transition between the two buildings.
Emergencies, inpatients, outpatients, staff, loading/unloading, students and the visitors were all taken into consideration when the circulation was designed. The entrances were strategically located, where hospital access isn’t obstructed, especially in cases of emergency.
Proposal (2) Concept:
The site is divided into two halves, consequently the hospital and the medical college are accessed from 3 roads including the main road. Since the medical college requires a smaller area than the hospital, a court yard is introduced in-between the two buildings.
This composition creates an opportunity for a hub between the hospital and the medical college. This pedestrian-friendly hub allows for interchange of information between students and doctors. The advantage of having another hub between the two buildings of the medical college, allows for a focused hub, which would be mainly used by students.
There are 3 green areas, which are located on the roof. The linear form is further broken down to create modern features for the hospital. Furthermore, the cladding will include a selection of high tech materials.
The buildings are connected through bridges, allowing for a smoother circulation between the buildings. Emergencies, inpatients, outpatients, staff, loading/unloading, students and the visitors were all taken into consideration when the circulation was designed. The entrances were strategically located, where hospital access isn’t obstructed, especially in cases of emergency.