On 22nd January 2022, the AIA SHANGHAI | BEIJING EXCELLENCE DESIGN AWARD revealed its 2021 finalists. Shenzhen Taikang Qianhai International Hospital designed by AIA LIFE DESIGNERS won the Merit Award of 'Unbuilt' Category.
AIA SHANGHAI | BEIJING DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD
AIA Shanghai was founded in 2012. The AIA Shanghai / Beijing Design Excellence Awards Program showcases innovation in architecture, interior architecture, and urban planning. The annual award jury is composed of outstanding architects, academics and urban planning experts in the industry.
‘UNBUILT ARCHITECTURE' MERIT AWARD
SHENZHEN TAIKANG QIANHAI
The project takes place in Greater Bay Area where the population is rapidly developing while the demand for quality medical simultaneously arises. Hospital Qianhai is a significant medical project contributing to the competition of the region medical industry. The challenge of this project is to cohere with the city-style, connect with the multi-layer transportation system of the city and adapt to the city environment.
01 Cohere with City Layout
As to the architecture, we do not aim at making it an icon, but an integration form with the dense urban texture. The design coheres with the city layout and appears a form of simplicity and technology while avoiding visual disorder. The entrance square extends the urban greening, fresh and tranquil, acting as an oasis in the base. Connecting with the underground passage and 3D elevated overpass, the square is also a joint seamlessly links the city circulation. Retail mall, subway, and taxi stopping areas traverse underground, making the hospital multi-functional capacity.
02 Harmonious Healthy Community
Hospital Taikang Qianhai is a healthcare facility devoted to a humanized community. Since the site borders the city highway, the main functional areas are arranged on the opposite side to shield the patients from traffic noise. Meanwhile, vehicle and pedestrian flows are separated to optimize the traffic efficacy around the base, providing easy access to the hospital. The hospital incorporates linear squares, sunken courtyards, green roofs, and vertical plantings. The natural spaces add a fresh and unintimidating complement to the otherwise cold steel frame of the architecture.
03 Efficient Medical Planning
The project incorporates two modular of a hospital and a rehabilitation center. The L-shaped medical street logically connects the functional areas of the complex building and extends to the rehabilitation center, which facilitates a continuous flow of doctors and patients. The hospital features the standard paralleled two-unit and the modular layout of the central med-tech platform, which enhances the efficiency of the medial planning.
04 Technical Green Architecture
Shenzhen is a subtropical city with heavy humidity in rainy seasons and strong sunlight in dry seasons. In response to the climate challenge, designers apply sun-shading materials perpendicular to the horizontal, ensuring harsh daylight will not directly infuse throughout the interiors. Meanwhile, bioclimatic is introduced in the façade design that each ward is naturally validated, contributing to providing environmental comfort for patients. On the top, the green roof provides thermal insulation and protection from solar radiation.