Hainan Cancer Hospital
Our thinking originality is that we attempt to interpret health care space through application of organic, irregular forms and lines. It is for the purpose of inventing a new possibility of soothing environment in a hospital, Should hospital environment be always as normal as it always be - a hospital like design? Is there any new spiritual input that we could add into a hospital design?
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
In the past two decades, China has been experiencing an economic booming, fast pace of industrialization causes pollution and contamination; consequently cancer becomes the number one killing factor in China. Under such critical circumstances, cancer therapy needs is increasing, Hainan Cancer Hospital was conceived as a major cancer medical care hospital in far south China. Hainan is also benefited from her geographic advantages–a beautiful tropical Island in South China Sea. Hainan Cancer hospital is an ideal location for both cancer medical care and post medical care recuperation.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
At the beginning of project, we use Image Survey to explore the owner’s vision of healing environment. We specifically provide fifty percent of images on local ethnic characters, also local plantations and landscape. Then another fifty percent with images of spas, hotels, outdoor spaces, and landscaping examples are from around the world. The survey was really helpful, not only it tells us what the owner’s expectations; we further understand the kind of environment we need to create.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Started in March 2012 in Chendu, China and finished in October, 2015 in Beijing, China. The hospital started in operation on December, 2015 in Hainan. Prime Minister of China Mr. Li Ke Qiang visited Hainan Cancer Hospital on 25th of March, 2016 in Hainan.
was nominated for Top 10 hospital interior designers 2016, China, for thesis project and awarded in May, 2016, Hefei, China.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
During the design phases we use our Ten P’s Questions technique to evaluate our design, The Ten P’s stands for: Perception, People, Place, Process, Procedure, Path, Performance, Pleasure, Placement, Professional. As a design team, we check and balance ourselves continuously with the Ten P’s. Major materials application- floor: marble, synthetic stone, robber tile, antiseptic carpet tile, vinyl tile. wall: wood veneer, GRG.（Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum), glass, counter: Corian,
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Design area:23000 square meters. During the design phases, we conduct various interviews with the owner and user groups to fine tune-in the type of healing environment desired. Also by utilizing current Evidence-Based Design (EBD) researches and our experiences, we define suitable color balance, texture, shape, volume, and details of the interiors, we further conducted a few imagery and material survey to lead towards the end solutions; a soft, neutral , comfortable, soothing, clean and crisp healing environment. The the final design shows no defined characteristic, it is a healing retreat for all users.
soothing anxiety, pain relieving, airy, agile, futuristic.
We started with three subjective exploring,1.health care interiors could be futuristic,agile,and airy.2.we try to use organic curves soften rectangular rigidity,then during the design phases we use our Ten P's Questions-technique: perception,people,place,process,procedur
ofessional,circulate ten questions continuously from design development to construction,in the end,a softer warm hue interiors combine with organic curves and shapes which feel comfortably inside of a living organism that soothes mind, body and soul.
Design is a thinking process of sub consciousness, spiritual experience and also physical sensibility, all these are over style, character, material, color and craftsmanship, however for designing a national 3A graded cancer hospital in China, design team was reauired to do design to strickly follw codes and regulations from sanitation department and agovernment agency, though the codes and regulations always conflicts design creativity, for a health care design team has to be capable of making a good balance in these two aspects.
TEAM MEMBERS (6) :
director of hospital: Dr. Wang Tielin, creative director: Daniel Shi, design director: Becky Lee, design director: Yawen Yan, design project team leader: Howard Jing and project designer: Tiffany Hou
Image#1: Photographer: Zhang Qiangxi/ Image#2: Photographer: Zhang Qianxi/ Image#3: Photographer: Zhang Qianxi/ Image#4: Photographer: Zhang Qianxi/ Image#5: Photographer: Zhang Qianxi