The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Zhejiang Xinhua Hospital) is a Chinese medicine inheritance and innovation base with more than 1500 beds. It is a TCM-based general hospital, equipped with a TCM laboratory center and clinical translation center.
The idea of the design is to understand the “hospital as a city”, here in the city of Hangzhou, which grows around the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. The urban space was condensed into the main urban street of the future hospital and newly created as a series of “canals – main streets” and other “tributaries – secondary main streets”.
According to the ancient Chinese medical text “The Classical Drawing Wings”, which says “water is the first of all things, so the number of water is one”, here too water becomes the defining determinant of architecture.
We are happy about winning 1st place in the No. 2 Hospital of Zhejiang University for traditional Chinese Medicine competition, and congratulations to our Chinese team in Beijing!