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    AGORA Pôle de recherche sur le cancer - Architect

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    AGORA Pôle de recherche sur le cancer - Architect

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    Carlanderska Hospital - White Arkitekter

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    Royal Far West Centre for Country Kids - Architectus

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    Royal Far West Centre for Country Kids - Architectus

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    Xiamen Branch, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University - Arcplus Group PLC Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research CO.,LTD.

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    Xiamen Branch, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University - Arcplus Group PLC Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research CO.,LTD.

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    Jahra Medical City - Pace | Architecture, Engineering + Planning

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    NewYork-Presbyterian, David H. Koch Center - Ballinger

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    NewYork-Presbyterian, David H. Koch Center - Ballinger

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Innovative designs for crucial healthcare support

Alison Carter
13 Aug 2019

Architects provide support in push to improve global healthcare

Carlanderska Hospital is located in a wooded park in the centre of Gothenburg. The original buildings are beautifully crafted, consisting of solid brick masonry and dominated by an impressively high tower building. In 1927, when Carlanderska was inaugurated, it consisted of 72 hospital beds and four operating rooms.  The development of medical technology along with stricter regulations on buildings, hygiene, and ventilation systems meant that modernization and an extension eventually became necessary. In 2017 a new version of the hospital was opened.

The Royal Far West (RFW) Centre for Country Kids is a compact 6-storey building located in Manly, near Sydney Harbour. The centre provides a fully integrated model of healthcare for more than 8,000 children and families from rural and remote areas of New South Wales, Australia – a legacy that has been undertaken on this significant and iconic site for over 90 years.

Xiamen Branch, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University is located in the Wuyuanwan District, the eastern part of Xiamen's main island. The total land area of the project is 62,207 square meters and the building has 800 beds. The project includes core medical zones, special care zones, research and teaching expert buildings, auxiliary buildings, concierges and others. The construction of the project has improved the situation of medical resources shortage in the northeastern part of the island, and brings the national most advanced healthcare technology.

AGORA Pôle de recherche sur le cancer is located in Lausanne within sight of Lake Geneva.  It provides working and research space for 400 scientists and practitioners and the design, which focused on a comprehensive, holistic concept, encourages communication within the working spaces. The building’s sculptural character makes it easily recognizable within its surroundings and contributes to its autonomous presence.  The building skin is designed to enhance daylight use in the depths of the building. This provides for a better individual climate control. 

The Jahra Medical City opened its doors in July 2018, as one of the largest healthcare projects in the Middle East. The Medical City in Kuwait provides 1,234 beds and includes a full range of services, as well as functioning as a trauma centre for the Jahra district. The layout of the medical complex comprises of eight separate buildings, most predominantly, a main hospital building, which has a total built-up area of 426,000sqm, and rises up to 15 storeys. Unlike many hospitals, the main components are not all clustered in one zone of the 

At the The NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center, patients receive integrated care and undergo complex procedures on an outpatient basis. The facility’s primary services include outpatient surgery, endoscopy, interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, infusion, and digestive disease treatments. With a focus on the human experience, the program provides a comprehensive suite of services for patients in a contemporary and soothing environment.

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