• Capabilities: Architecture
  • Sectors: Health

Gualv New City Hospital

Guangzhou, China - This top public health facility will be at the core of a newly developed area and is part of the largest hospital chain in the province

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Over the past few decades, the need for quality healthcare in China has become more apparent. Healthcare spending in China is estimated to grow to US$1 trillion by 2020, up from US$350 billion in 2011. The government and other officials are responding by establishing new health facilities to meet the growing demand, and it’s already starting to have a big impact on the quality of care.

Gualv New City General Hospital is a direct response to the demand for better healthcare in China. After expressing a strong desire for a top public health facility, the local government decided to create a medical centre in the core of a newly developed area in Zeng Cheng. The Gualv New City General Hospital is part of the largest hospital chain in the Guangdong province and focuses on patient wellness, digitization and sustainability.


We were appointed to provide architectural services for the development of this new facility. The project strikes a balance between design and performance by creating a “park in the city” environment that emphasizes the use of natural spaces, as well as intimate and communal plazas.  

With healing gardens throughout, the building features efficient circulation patterns, maximum daylighting and reduced water waste. This focus on wellness and sustainability improves patient and staff comfort and significantly lowers energy use, reducing operating costs.

Awards:
2014 International Future Health Project award, the Design & Health International Academy

Outcomes

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award

15-20%

heat gain reduced

95%

daylight in patient and diagnostic areas

Questions about this project

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