First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University / New Medical Building


Location:  Kunming, Yunnan Province

Size:  1,076,000 SF / 100,000 SM
Program Features:
10 Stories
Specialty Outpatient Clinics
Emergency Department
Research Laboratores
Teaching Facilities
Sustainable Features:
Green Roofs
Natural Ven

The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University enhances its service and educational missions with a new hybrid building that stitches together treatment, research and teaching facilities on a prominent corner of its urban campus.

A new emergency department is situated on the ground floor, with additional critical care facilities above.  The upper floors are devoted to specialty outpatient clinics such as fertility and gene therapy, which are linked in turn to teaching and research spaces on the opposite side of the entry road.  The bridges and building volumes that span the road ensure the integration of the clinical and the educational while defining a gateway entrance to center of the campus.

In a fitting response to Kunming’s mild climate, highly articulated interlocking volumes are woven together with exterior terraces and hanging gardens to form a rich tapestry of solid and void, light and shadow

This project designed in association with China IPPR International Engineering Corporation