Standing tall, flaunting uninhibited strength underneath a cloak of simplicity, this healthcare facility is a result of a brief full of questions for its existence. While questions on physical identity, architectural presence & personality in context with locality routed the initial germs of the façade development, patients care vs attendants’ care, progressive zoning, backend movement vs forefront movement & a confident desire to heal through air, light, colours & nature guided Interior design development. Located in the heart of Ghaziabad (UP), it is a 100 Bedded facility, spread across 7 Floors with a total built-up area of 50,000 Sq ft.
As one walks into the campus, a Multilevel Parking facility with a dab of Yellow structural members and peripheral vehicular access in patterned flooring sets the stage for the Hospital block standing as a monolithic structure of a single cuboidal volume.
The façade is designed in layers of a variety of different shades of greys, accentuating horizontal lines to add depth of character while the skin of these layers is designed with varying sunlight intake capacities depicting progressive zoning from ground upwards with changing functional requirements.
The materials used in doing so are a combination of exposed concrete, dark grey stacked slate stone, aluminium composite panels and uniform series of glass panels.
Adding a statement to this structure is a combination of an array of small square punctures guiding light routes, which are placed in a random pattern and interestingly run across the dark grey layer of the complete front side façade.
This simplicity of randomness helps developing curiosity in the onlookers while breaking the monotony of Grey distributions. Intervals of wrought iron grillwork on the boundary wall also add to the character.
While planning, the segregation of spaces are done keeping in mind the progressive zoning as well as departmental inter- relation, giving the utmost importance to patient’s & attendant’s care through guided & uncluttered circulation. The variety of materials that are in play with the interiors are kept in sync with the overall composition. We have used a combination of Golden Emperador Italian Stone, Off-white & Yellow corian, Laminates, clear & Lacquered Glass, a combination of Grid & Gypsum ceiling, Stretched Fabric ceiling along with a lot of colourful paintings to cheer up the atmosphere.
A central Open to Sky courtyard on the 2nd Floor with lots of greenery brings a smile to one’s face and helps in healing through positive energy. Pergolas above it is made through a combination of colourful hanging glass panels and MS cross sections creating a light well full of colourful shadows within the core of the hospital. An Art room is placed adjacent to the courtyard where the patient can scribble with colours on a canvas.
Ankita Sweety, Founder, Studio An-V-Thot Architects, Delhi
Such interaction of a patient with the light & shadows as well as colours becomes the highlight of the design concept. The concept is to heal through light & colours keeping the patient’s & the attendant’s utmost importance at its core.
Name: Yashoda Super-Speciality Hospital & Cancer Institute
Location: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Completion Date: January 2019
Principal Architects & Interior Designers:
Ankita Sweety, Pratyoosh Chandan
Photo Credits: Aadit Basu, Places & Spaces
Basement: Radixact Cancer Facility, Dialysis, Cafeteria, Out Patient Department, Waiting
Ground: Diagnostics & Emergency + Mortuary
First: Critical Care Floor: OT Complex, ICU, Labour Room, Neo-Natal ICU
Second: Private rooms + Suites
Third: Semi-Private rooms
Fourth: General Wards, Chemotherapy Ward, In-house Kitchen + Dieticians Chamber
Fifth: Administrative Block, Blood Bank, CSSD,
About Ankita Sweety
Founder, Studio An-V-Thot Architects, Delhi
Ankita is a passionate young woman who has made a name for herself in the design fraternity of the country through her pure indulgence in creativity & art. She was a Shared Winner of the Excellence (healthcare) Award in WADE ASIA 2019.