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Coronavirus quarantine hospital in Wuhan completes in just nine days

February 3, 2020 India Block 0
The coronavirus hospital has opened in Wuhan

A prefabricated hospital with capacity for 1,000 patients has been built in nine days in Wuhan, China, which is the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese state confirmed yesterday that the first of two quarantine hospitals in Wuhan had completed in just over a week. It will start admitting the first 50 infected

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Timber health centre surrounds courtyard of medicinal plants

February 2, 2020 Jon Astbury 0
Taverny Medical Centre by MAAJ Architectes

MAAJ Architectes placed a cross-shaped courtyard for growing medicinal plants at the heart of a timber-framed health centre in the French town of Taverne. The Taverny Medical Centre brings together several previously disparate healthcare facilities under one roof. Because of the busy road next door MAAJ Architectes, decided to turn the building inwards. The plan of

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China building 1,000-bed hospital in ten days to treat coronavirus

January 27, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
1,000-bed hospital being built in Wuhan, China, to treat coronavirus

The government of China is rapidly building a 1,000-bed hospital in Wuhan as part of its efforts to contain and treat patients suspected of contracting coronavirus. Named Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital, the 25,000-square-metre facility is being built in the Caidian District in the west of the city of Wuhan to treat coronavirus patients. At the time

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Adam Nathaniel Furman brightens up London maternity centre with “flowerburst” mosaic

January 13, 2020 Alyn Griffiths 0
Adam Nathaniel Furman Chelsea & Westminster hospital

London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has applied his signature colourful aesthetic to a tiled entrance and reception area for the maternity centre at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The London hospital received a donation from the Reuben Foundation to create an artwork for its new maternity centre and approached Furman to enhance its reception and

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Stanton Williams puts work of rare-disease centre on show

November 9, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Zayed Centre by Stanton Williams

The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children in London by Stanton Williams features corners and corridors that give a window onto its laboratories. Stanton Williams used glazing to give patients and the public a chance to celebrate the little-seen work of clinicians and researchers. The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease

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Drone-equipped hospitals could be resilient to disasters

June 7, 2019 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Drone-powered hospital by Leo A Daly

Architecture and engineering firm Leo A Daly has proposed building “drone-powered” hospitals in hurricane-prone areas, which could continue operating even when roads are closed or destroyed. The firm’s Miami design office, led by architect Eduardo Egea, designed the concept hospital based on their observations of how healthcare was disrupted in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

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Ridged roofline at Maggie’s Cardiff recalls outline of Welsh mountains

May 12, 2019 Alyn Griffiths 0
Maggie's Centre Cardiff by Dow Jones Architects

London studio Dow Jones Architects has completed a temporary Maggie’s Centre for cancer care in Cardiff with a series of angular roofs clad entirely in weathering steel. Dow Jones Architects designed the temporary building for the Maggie’s charity, which provides free practical, social and emotional help to anyone affected by cancer, after a previous plan for a permanent building

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Photos reveal new children’s hospital by Renzo Piano under construction in Uganda

April 5, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Milan Design Week: Emergency's Centre of Excellence in Paediatric Surgery by Renzo Piano BUilding Workshop

Italian architect Renzo Piano is building a major new health facility, the Centre of Excellence in Paediatric Surgery, in Uganda. Renzo Piano Building Workshop has unveiled photographs of the new children’s hospital, which is currently under construction in Entebbe, on the banks of Lake Victoria. The project, set to be the studio’s first in Africa, is

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White Arkitekter develops maternity unit concept for hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo

February 21, 2019 India Block 0
Panzi Hospital mother and baby unit concept by White Arkitekter

White Arkitekter has created a concept for a new mother and baby health unit at the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Swedish architecture studio has designed the maternity unit as an extension to the Panzi Hospital, which was founded in 1999 by Denis Mukwege – recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

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Snøhetta completes wooden Outdoor Care Retreats at two Norwegian hospitals

January 9, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Outdoor Care Retreats by Snøhetta in Norway

Two matching elevated cabins have been nestled into a woodland by Snøhetta, to improve the treatment of patients at two of Norway’s largest hospitals by immersing them in nature. Commissioned by Friluftssykehuset Foundation, the Outdoor Care Retreats offer “physical and psychological respite” for patients, and are designed by Snøhetta to contrast with the two hospitals. The first cabin is situated

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