Instilling “a sense of wonder” in a children’s hospital

Artist impressions of the Shenzhen Children’s Hospital and Science and Education Building.

B+H has announced that its design proposal has been selected as the winner of an international competition to design the new Shenzhen Children’s Hospital and Science and Education Building. 

B+H Architects, in a joint venture with East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI), achieved first place for a vision which emphasises the importance of the collaboration between research, education and patient care spaces in advancing paediatric healthcare in the region.

Southeast Asia Building reports that the existing Shenzhen Children’s Hospital has been a landmark since it was established in 1998. The new building, located to the west of the existing campus, was to create a facility to support the delivery of top-quality care for children.

The international design competition was organised by the Shenzhen municipal government and attracted more than 25 entries from around the world.  The B+H/ECADI design proposal was elected the first place winner and the team were awarded the contract for full design services. 

According to Stephanie Costelloe, Principal and Director of Healthcare, Asia, the heart of the design approach was a “desire to experience this building through the eyes of the children who will be coming here; to instil a sense of wonder in every corner.” Read more

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