Nickl & Partner Architekten AG with Partner (Zhubo) has successfully participated in a competition for new construction of the Children‘s Hospital in Shenzen and taken first place.
The design of the children‘s hospital reflects the specific needs of children in the hospital environment. The new building offers more space, as young patients are always accompanied by their family members. Further, it offers a variety of ward types to accommodate the changing requirements according to the patient’s ages, from babies to teenagers. Also, in comparison with adults, children need more sense of safety from the space surrounding them. Therefore, the new building provides a relaxing environment enhanced by visually interesting waiting areas and easy orientation.
By taking advantage of a difference in altitude on the site, the building is effectively split in a lower podium and a tower. Patients and residents approaching the hospital entrance on the lower level are met with a friendly scale. The building’s mass is also reduced by inner courtyards in the nursing units and diagnosis and treatment units, which provide abundant sunlight, ventilation and greenery, thus enhancing the patient’s experience and creating a pleasant working environment for the medical staff. By offering rich green surroundings and commercial
space with cafés, shops and public facilities, the hospital additionally improves the vitality of the neighbourhood.
We are delighted by this award!