Henan Provincial People's Hospital / Surgery Center
Location: Zhengzhou, Henan Province
Size: 1,076,000 SF / 100,000 SM
1,800 Inpatient Beds
45 Operating Rooms
Sun Control Façade Systems
Henan Provincial People’s Hospital is progressively replacing its older buildings with state-of-the-art facilities capable of delivering services on an unprecedented scale. The latest such facility is a 20-story surgery center on the northern edge of the hospital campus.
The surgery center is immediately adjacent to a new medical inpatient tower, connected on the first four floors. A generous multi-story skylit lobby with an iconic ovoid canopy serves both buildings, welcoming vast numbers of patients and visitors to 45 operating rooms on the third floor and 1,800 inpatient beds on 16 floors above.
The tower’s dramatic form is conditioned at once by its constrained urban site and by the desire that all patient rooms face to the south, a critical consideration in China. Finely calibrated sunshades on the staggered south face protect patient rooms from overheating. Exam, office and service spaces occupy the north side of each inpatient floor, where syncopated window patterns animate the expansive facade.
This project designed in association with China IPPR International Engineering Corporation