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And the shortlist for the 2022 WAN Awards Healthcare category is...

Six entries are shortlisted in the Healthcare category of the 2022 WAN Awards

by Séan Thurgood 17 August 2022 2022

Huzhou Central Hospital by Perkins&Will 

The concept of ’healing with nature’ is at the core of Huzhou Central Hospital’s design philosophy. With an inpatient ward of 1,500 beds and an outpatient capacity of 6,000 patients per day, the concept breaks through the conventional approaches of large-scale Chinese healthcare design. From the lush, park-like campus, to the openness of the interiors flooded with natural light and views of the surrounding landscape, the new design elevates the experience of overcrowdedness and anxiety often felt at older, traditional hospitals.

Elements of nature, as represented by sunlight, plants, and the surrounding landscape, have been thoughtfully incorporated into the design as a fundamental strategy in aiding the healing process.{{1795723IN1}}

New City Medical Plaza by CRAFT Arquitectos

New City Medical Plaza is conceived as the first mixed health complex that meets all the needs of this market in one place. Its medical tower offers clinics of different specialties, operating rooms, rehabilitation spas, medical offices and alternative medicine centers in world-class professional facilities with superior care, cutting-edge technologies, innovative services and experiences, and operational excellence.

All this with a privileged location on the Paseo Centenario Tijuana, one of the emblematic avenues of the town, very close to the Glorieta de la Diana Cazadora just 500 meters from the border with San Diego, the busiest border in the world. The innovation of commercial urban development emerges in New City Medical Plaza, the architecture in this case solves the economic needs of an entire territory, the building is designed thinking about the type of city that Tijuana will be in a medium-term period and consolidates the city as one of the most important when talking about medical tourism in the world.{{1795723IN2}}

Taikang Community Shen Garden by GN Architects

Located at Hunnan District, Shenyang City, Shen Garden Community Center can provide public services related to the elderly for six apartments and one medical building in the whole block. The design is in full response to the severe cold climate of the project site. A natural and interesting "forest" is built by means of space shaping.

As for function organization, in order to facilitate partition management and sharing, the architect creates a "glass hall", with different closed shapes embedded on both sides, which are different "function generators", have independent external space accessibility, and create an internal spatial pattern of "indoor business streets". Function spaces, such as medical treatment, rehabilitation, recreation, university for the aged, religion, catering and retail, are in clear layout. From "function list" to "space organization", the designer intentionally weakens the sense of boundary of functions to enhance the mobility of spaces.{{1795723IN3}}

The Pears Building, Institute of Immunity & Transplantation by Hopkins Architects

The Pears Building is a state of the art facility which accommodates the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, offices for the Royal Free Charity, and a new 35-bed Patient Hotel . One of only five specialist immunology centres in the world, and the only one outside of America, the Pears Building provides a world-class research organisation in London, enabling UCL to deliver research excellence and the Royal Free Hospital to provide local care combined with world class expertise to patients.

Scientific research benefits enormously from regular and easy formal and informal interaction between different researchers and research groups, consequently opportunities for spontaneous meeting and interaction are built into the building design, with strong visual connections created between departments and colleagues. Lab and write-up spaces are arranged around a central atrium which incorporates generous circulation, break out spaces and booths to support informal meeting and professional collaboration as well as socialising.{{1795723IN4}}

The Grafton Way Building, University College London Hospital by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, in association with Edward Williams Architects

The vision for the new University College Hospital London, Grafton Way Building was to create a world class, modern, safe & responsive centre of excellence which facilitates better outcomes and an improved environment for patients, visitors and staff.

This new building enhances UCLHs’ capability to provide cutting-edge, first-in-class cancer treatment and surgical services to NHS and private patients. The 37,000 sq m, architecturally innovative hospital provides one of just two NHS Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) centres in the UK, making it one of the leading oncology treatment hospitals in the world.{{1795723IN5}}

Pavilion, University of Pennsylvania by Foster + Partners

The Pavilion for the University of Pennsylvania Health System is a state-of-the-art inpatient facility designed by the PennFIRST integrated project delivery team (IPD) with Foster + Partners, HDR, engineers BR+A, and LF Driscoll, Balfour Beatty and Penn Medicine. The Pavilion serves as a new institutional and architectural icon for Penn Medicine on its extensive academic medical campus in West Philadelphia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Co-located with some of the world’s most advanced research laboratories and specialized treatment facilities, the building enables collaboration and research centered on patient focused care, serving as a blueprint for the ‘hospital of the future’.{{1795723IN6}}

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