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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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London animal hospital respects the age-old rivalry between cats and dogs

August 11, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Architecture studio Alma-nac has built a round-the-clock emergency hospital for pets, which is designed to keep cats and dogs away from each other. The first of its kind in the UK capital, The London Animal Hospital (TLAH) is designed to offer the best possible care for its animal patients, and to create a relaxing environment for the owners and

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Arcop arranges Afghan hospital around public and private courtyards

July 25, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This hospital nestled in a valley in Afghanistan’s central highlands features a sequence of courtyards intended to “foster healing and well-being” that become increasingly more private within the complex. Bamyan Provincial Hospital is part of an urban masterplan for the town of Bamyan, which is situated in an area called Village Mullah Ghulam on the

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Manuel Herz Architects plans S-shaped extension to Senegalese hospital

June 13, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Swiss studio Manuel Herz Architects has unveiled plans to extend Tambacounda Hospital in Senegal, with a snaking building featuring perforated brick walls. The hospital is located 400 kilometres southeast of Tambacounda, capital of the west African country. It is the region’s only major medical centre, serving 20,000 residents as well as those who travel for treatment from the nearby Mali border, and

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Cannon Design creates sculptural glass hospital in southern California

January 4, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American firm Cannon Design has largely avoided right angles while designing this medical facility near San Diego, resulting in a building defined by curvilinear forms and surfaces.  The Jacobs Medical Center is located on the University of California San Diego campus in the seaside town of La Jolla. The 245-bed hospital contains speciality centres for

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