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“Hospitals in drastic, drastic need of innovation” says Reinier de Graaf

March 3, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
OMA hospital of the future

Dutch architecture studio OMA has produced a film exploring hospital design as part of its research into its first hospital buildings. Partner at the studio Reinier de Graaf tells Dezeen how he envisions the hospital of the future. OMA has been commissioned to build hospitals in France and Qatar, despite having no experience in designing medical buildings. This demonstrates that hospital

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Drive-through clinics in hospital car parks could be used for “accelerated vaccine roll-out” says NBBJ

December 14, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0
In Car Care drive-through clinic concept by NBBJ

Hospital patients could be treated in prefabricated drive-through clinics without leaving their cars, according to a concept by architect NBBJ. The clinics could also be used to administer coronavirus vaccinations, according to the architects. The prefabricated units “could be especially effective for accelerated vaccine roll-out, as it enables simultaneous distribution to every passenger in the

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Foster + Partners’ Cairo hospital embodies “latest research on biophilia”

September 14, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior render of Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre Cairo

Foster + Partners has revealed visuals of the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre Cairo hospital in Egypt that will prioritise connecting patients with nature to boost their wellbeing. Now under construction in Cairo, the 300-bed hospital will have a shell-like roofscape and nestle within a “lush, verdant landscape” that offers views of a lake and

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Integrated Field decorates children’s hospital in Thailand with slides and a pool

September 13, 2020 India Block 0
Blue indoor swimming pool with arches and clouds in children's hospital designed by Integrated Field

Design studio Integrated Field has created colourful arched interiors filled with animals and clouds to provide an enjoyable experience for children at a hospital in Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Playful touches in EKH Children’s Hospital include a bright yellow slide that spirals through the reception and animal shapes above hospital beds and light-up constellations that act

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Cascade of sky gardens to crown Shenzhen children’s hospital by B+H Architects

August 25, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Shenzhen Children's Hospital and Science and Education Building by B+H Architects for China

An “urban living room” and rooftop gardens will animate the Shenzhen Children’s Hospital and Science and Education Building, which B+H Architects is developing in China. Set to be built at the edge of Lianhuashan Park in Shenzhen, the building will marry research facilities with treatment spaces in an effort to advance pediatric healthcare in the

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Sharon Davis Design builds rammed-earth hospital in Nepal

June 10, 2020 India Block 0
Bayalpata Hospital by Sharon Davis Design

Bayalpata Hospital is a medical complex in Achham, Nepal, built from rammed earth by American architecture office Sharon Davis Design. Serving one of Nepal’s poorest and most remote regions, Bayalpata Hospital replaced an old clinic that was too small for the number of patients needing treatment. Five medical buildings and an administrative block form the

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Miniwiz builds modular hospital ward prototype at Taipei hospital

June 4, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Modular hospital ward concept by Miniwiz, Taiwan's government and Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital

Design studio Miniwiz, Taiwan’s government and Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital have created a prototype for a modular ward using recycled aluminium panels, which would allow hospitals to quickly be adapted to fight coronavirus. Named Modular Adaptable Convertible (MAC), the kit was developed by recycling-focused studio Miniwiz with the Center For Innovation (CFI) at Fu

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Carlo Ratti calls for redesign of “dinosaur” hospitals and universities for the post-coronavirus era

May 11, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0
Carlo Ratti

Hospitals and universities are “dinosaurs” that need to be redesigned in the wake of coronavirus, according to architect Carlo Ratti. “I think we got two kinds of dinosaurs in society today,” Ratti told Dezeen in a live interview last week as part of Virtual Design Festival. Hospitals are “this kind of centralised machine where you

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“A non-healthcare building converted to a patient care space is not quite a hospital”

April 22, 2020 Jason Schroer 0
Temporary hospital in New York's Jacob K Javits Convention Center

While converting existing buildings into fully functioning hospitals is unfeasible, high schools and large hotels can be used as care space for coronavirus patients, says Jason Schroer, who is director of health at HKS’s firm in Dallas. Here he explains how. The Covid-19 pandemic brings a unique challenge to all healthcare architects. It stretches our design

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Shipping-container intensive care unit installed at Turin hospital

April 21, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments (CURA) intensive care  shipping-container pod by Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota

A two-bed intensive care unit within a shipping container, designed by Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota, has been built at a hospital in Turin and is being used to treat patients fighting the coronavirus. Named Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments (CURA), the intensive care pod was designed by Carlo Ratti Associati and Rota to increase intensive

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