1. First People’s Hospital, Shunde China

  2. With HMC Architects

  3. Design proposals for this AIA International award winning 2.4 million sq. ft. Chinese hospital include evidence-based design principles as well as operational, behavioral and cultural concepts.

  4. Cultural and procedural expectations were factored into evidence-based design drivers for the schematic design for this hospital. Care delivery systems and family involvement require a different interpretation to the ‘evidence-based’ solutions, which are often applied to hospitals in the US.

  5. An ‘inside-out’ approach brings the human element into the design with application of brain, body and building science in the architectural or design process. Combined with an ‘outside-in’ approach, the human element can be integrated in planning, programming and design development that also takes into account green sustainable goals.

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