The new Dalian Children’s Hospital building complements the existing high-rise hospital with a multi-story podium supporting two towers. Formally and functionally, the podium connects the existing hospital tower with the new building and groups the buildings into a single complex. The three towers occupy their position in the cityscape with appropriate confidence and form a landmark visible from a considerable distance. The tops of the new buildings step down toward the west to match surrounding development.
Both new central clinic buildings will be constructed in the first phase. Upon completion, functions from the existing building will move into the new facilities to enable renovation of the older property in a second phase. Following internal demolition, optimisation of floor plans and redesign of the façade, the existing building will house specialized outpatient departments and their wards.