Interior view of the Columbia Jiaxing Kaiyi Hospital, one of the two B+H projects that won awards at the China Hospital Construction Conference Hospital Construction Awards
Two B+H-designed healthcare projects, Jiaxing Kaiyi Hospital and Suzhou Jiahui Clinic, each won the prestigious “Best Ten Interior Design of Hospitals” award at the China Hospital Construction Conference (CHCC) in July.
The CHCC Hospital Construction Awards are among the most prominent awards in the field of hospital construction in China. The awards are jointly organised by domestic industry media platforms and well-known universities.
Columbia Jiaxing (above) is a 500-bed hospital that serves as the new benchmark for healthcare facilities development in the Jiaxing Economic Development Zone. The project demonstrates B+H’s intention to create a more intimate and friendly experience of care. The design extended the concept of patient-centric care to all, including staff. The main entrance welcomes the public inside through a daylit and airy main atrium, with living room-like lounge areas and indoor green spaces. The landscaped green spaces give users a sense of calm and rest.
A render of the lobby at the Suzhou Jiahui Clinic
Similarly, in the case of the Suzhou Jiahui Clinic project, design elements, including the traditional Suzhou architectural style, soft colours, decoration, and materials, help to lower the stress felt by patients. The multi-functional public waiting area allows users to deal with their work or have social activities while waiting for medical treatment. The clinic thus feels less like a traditional medical experience and more like a lifestyle space.
Coco Lin, Principal and Project Director at B+H said B+H is very grateful to the conference and industry partners for their recognition. “As a long-term partner of the CHCC,” she said, “we look forward to continuing to work with our industry partners to create more beautiful and high-performing hospitals in the future.”