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Winners of HHAC2018 #5

Winners of HHAC2018 #5

Consolation Prize Winner : Snehal Pakhare, Shruti Khandelwal, Sayali Kulkarni, Rucha Nachane

College : Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College Of Architecture For Woman, Pune

CARE WHILE CARING: A Healing center to thrust for combating health ailments specially for pediatric palliative care.
SITE LOCATION: Kuttisahib Road, Cheranalloor, South Chittoor, Kochi, Kerala.

SITE CONTEXT:

Kerala is known the world over as a destination for wellness-tourism based on the traditional system of Ayurveda. A 150 bedded pediatric hospital is proposed by Aster Medcity Hospital, Kochi, in their campus. Aster Medcity Hospital is a 670-bed quaternary care facility with one Multispeciality Hospital and eight separate Centres of Excellence. Out of 40 acre campus of Aster Medcity, 3.5 acres is selected for pediatric hospital along the bank of Periyar river. Kochi is well connected nationally and internationally and has warm and humid climate with prevailing wind flowing from south west and west direction. One of the biggest benefit of this site is that, Periyar river is located on the northern side of the site and site experiences sea breeze.

CONCEPT:

The design uses a holistic approach where healing, learning and playing goes simultaneously by imbibing the ideals of SEVEN HEALING CHAKRA’S based on indo-yogic spiritual philosophy. These chakras are responsible for a balanced mind and body health. These chakras are associated with the elements like earth, water, fire, air and space and these respective elements have been incorporated in the design. The vision behind ‘Care While Caring’ is to create medical care environment which has elements of both scientific advancements and spirituality that helps the organization to achieve excellence in pediatric palliative care. RESPONSE:
The design has included the elements of the seven chakras by providing gardens, interactive spaces with proper daylighting and ventilation which ensures the comfort of everyone within the building. This experience helps in facilitating social interaction, strengthen self-esteem and leads to a joyous space with the feeling of independence inside the hospital. In ‘Care while Caring’, we have designed the building outwardly which creates an aura of warmth and welcome for all the visitors of the space. We have also ensured the visual impact of Periyar river primarily on all the public areas inside the caring center.

DESIGN STRATEGY:

● The concept is integrated with universal design idea.
● The seven chakras are incorporated in the layout in such a fashion that it binds the whole hospital as one, gardens-earth (root chakra), water bodies-water (Sacrum Chakra), daylight-fire (Solar Plexus), air quality-air (Heart Chakra), volumetric area- space (Throat Chakra), therapies (Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra).
● Root Chakra – As nature helps in healing, therapeutic gardens are designed to encourage physical activities and social interaction amongst the children.
● Sacrum Chakra – As the sound of water creates a soothing effect, water pillars are installed in an enclosed fashion to avoid water related infection.
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● Solar Plexus – To cut down the harsh sun radiations, all the wards are oriented on the east side of the building. Also, the morning sunrays will enrich patients with vitamin D.
● Heart Chakra – Inward shape of the building captures sea breeze and gives a welcoming effect. All the spaces are well ventilated either by natural or mechanical means. Also, courtyards are designed to get maximum cross ventilation. As we know, with good air quality comes the positive energy which energizes the body and keeps our heart healthy. Also, for balancing this chakra, counselling and art therapies are thoughtfully planned.
● Throat Chakra – For the children to enjoy and get involved in the music and speech therapy, spaces are designed in the form of gaming activities. Locally available bamboo plants are used as musical instruments.
● Third Eye and Crown Chakra – Distinctive facilities such as yoga, brain therapy, mind power games have been planned.
● Zoning of the whole building is in such a way that private and public areas are well segregated
● Service floor are purposely designed above the operation theater and ICUs for direct ducting from AHUs.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMES:

1. “KIDSTRACK”, a new concept developed in Nemours Children’s Hospital, wherein families learn about their child’s illness, diagnosis, and treatment outcome. A demonstration kitchen provides an area for parents to learn how to cook meals that may be related to their child’s ongoing illness. The KidsTRACK also gives families the opportunity to learn how to use any equipment that their child may need once he or she goes home.
(Source – http://www.sdiconsulting.com/portfolio/articles/HCD_Nemours_March2013.pdf)
2. Chakra balancing activities like music therapy, art therapy, counselling rooms, learning rooms, yoga room and various therapeutic gardens have been included in the design
BUILT-UP AREA: 15000 SQ.M.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES, ENERGY CONSERVATION, ECONOMIC ASPECT:

 Locally available traditional materials like laterite stone for cladding, coir fibre panels made from recycled coconut shells for partition walls are used, hence this will save transportation cost and also respond better to climate.
 As thermal conductivity depends on surface area, u value and temperature difference, being a warm and humid climate, diurnal temperature is less. Therefore, aerocon blocks of 0.67 W/Sq.m. K are used as walling material. Low VOC paints and flooring materials are used to maintain the indoor environmental quality.
 Passive techniques like Jaali’s and courtyards enhances daylighting and cross ventilation which reduces dependency on artificial lighting. Energy efficient lighting and lighting controls for corridors thus reducing total energy demand of the building. Energy generated through solar panels installed on roof is used for street lighting, corridor and common area lighting.
 Efficient plumbing fixtures having low flow rates have been used which reduces water consumption. The recycled grey water is used for landscaping, flushing and cooling towers, while the harvested from the rain water is used for purpose cooking & heating.
 Biogas plant of capacity 90kg and 18 cubic meters in size installed on site produces 7.74kg/day of LPG which is used for cooking. Also, the manure produced in the plant is used for landscaping

Winners of HHAC2018 #4

Winners of HHAC2018 #4

Consolation Prize Winner : Utkarsha Kulkarni, Shaunak Kajalkar

College : Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil College Of Architecture, Pune

Introduction

Children Health Care is a very special sector wherein we as Architects believe it’s our moral responsibility to provide comfort through our design. Hence we believe “A GOOD SPACE WITH GREAT AURA IS MORE POWERFUL THAN MEDICINES.” Efficient facilitation of health care infrastructure, easy circulation and accessibility and provision of soothing ambiance for the patients, visitors and equally for the staff members who continuously operate within this space is of utmost importance. Design of Healthcare needs to be sensitively approached with due attention to safety, accessibility and economy.

SITE CONTEXT

The site is located in Hinjewadi, Pune, Maharashtra along the Mula Mutha river. The site is located in close proximity to not only the urban context of Hinjewadi the well-known IT- hub but also to the nearby developing areas of Mhalunge.The proposed 4 acre paediatric hospital project at Hinjewadi, Pune has been planned keeping in mind the location and peculiarities of the specific site. The design and planning uniqueness of the project is actually generated from the site itself. This location allows greater permeability through the site, access to wind and natural sunlight, and most importantly, for its inhabitants, gives a sense of openness that is sorely missing in our typical city habitations.

CONCEPT

“OUT OF THE MUD OF DISEASE, FEAR, STRUGGLE AND SUFFERINGS, OUR HOSPITAL BLOOMS AS A LOTUS TO CHERISH THE INNOCENCE OF YOUNG HEARTS.” The young tightly wrapped lotus flower is a poignant symbol of growth and potential before it bursts open into an elegantly coloured bloom to become a symbol of purity.

The Lotus Building owes its form to an hexagonal grid system. The hexagon has been chosen as a metaphor representing the 8 nodes of activities of hospital. Ratios of 6 are also common in nature especially in the organisation of lotus flower petals structures. The design is based on following ideology pertaining to the site and location.Design concept of the Children Hospital and Research centre is primarily focussed on creating spaces that facilitate better curative, preventive and rehabilitative services and hence is defined to be a lotus.The design will want to make everyone believe that ‘Like a Lotus We Too Have the Ability To Rise From The Mud, Bloom Out Of Darkness And Radiate Into The World.’

DESIGN STRATEGIES

The planning of hospitals is based on functionality and serviceability of a lotus. The central core resembles that lotus stem and hence is the service core. The plan blooms outwards and decentralizes the activities from central nodes to sub nodes. User friendly, slowly unfolding compact footprint, immediately befriends the user. The space provides a transition from the outside world through a warm, clean, crisp transparent space that engages children with light and shadow while reassuring parents about the sophistication and professionalism of the hospital and staff. The planning strategies are: • Hierarchy of spaces i.e. movement from public space (Ground Floor) to semi-public (1ST FLOOR) to semi private (2nd floor) to private space (3rd floor). • Hygiene (infection prone areas on ground floor and sterile areas on top floor) • Orientation of the buildings is in direct response to the site profile, as well as maximising access to natural systems. • Whole anthropometric design is created to suit all users. • Each section of the building is dealt with as a separate unit and their co-relation is achieved through simple circulation. • Public zones on southern façade help to get rid of infections using natural sun radiations. • Most intensive care units on top floor for close proximity to services.

• All the services in basement just like the green leaves of the lotus that protect the tender petals. • Dedicated routes for Doctors and staff away from public areas. • Separate emergency entry. • Design provisions for differently able i.e. a barrier free and universal design. • Alternate open and semi open spaces to drive out gloomy corners and integrate healing architecture. • The design attempts to connect the patient as well as the family to have a speedy recovery by providing fresh colours and visual connection to the healing nature in the vicinity. • The design also works on providing community development that is rejuvenation and working areas for parents to combat the stressful situations. • The pattern generated by the colourful exterior panels transforms into an interactive art wall in the interior bringing out the warmth and joy for children. The panels also provide visual relief through play of light, shadow and colours. • The solid panels have increased in proportion to glass panels as we go up to prevent the sun radiations from entering the most intensive care areas. Cognitive learning area : These areas help us achieve the motto of playing, learning, healing .It will help the patients with speedy and joyous recovery. • Physiotherapy, speech lab, toddler treatment, study lab (math, science and sound), library, aquatic therapy, occupational therapy (chef, astronaut, adventurer, scientist, rock star, etc.), pet therapy, play therapy.

SUSTAINABILITY :

Sustainable architecture seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials and energy. It uses a conscious approach to energy and ecological conservation in the design of the built environment. The 3 types of conservations attempted are:

Energy and environmental sustainability

• Photo-voltaic panels in roof to generate own electricity. • Solar water heaters. • Huge atrium for natural light • Provision for admission of maximum natural light • Rain water harvesting • Grey water recycling • Proper waste management • Landscaping through herbal plantation provides healing landscape.

Economic sustainability

• The high initial cost of providing photovoltaic panels and solar systems will be countered by its long economic as well as environmental benefits. • Water preservation and collection • Green design not only helps cut down on emissions released into the ozone, but also helps significantly reduce energy, water and HVAC costs. Social sustainability By improving indoor environmental quality it is serves as a beacon to visitors and community by : • Improving Occupants Comfort and Health • Improving Worker Productivity • Improving community bonding

Winners of HHAC2018 #3

Winners of HHAC2018 #3

2ND RUNNER-UP : Sonali Indalkar, Vrunda Panse, Aishwarya Shendge

College : Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture, BNCA, Karvenagar, Pune

Location, Site  & Context

Balewadi is a suburb of Pune, bounded by the river Mula to the east and the Pune-Mumbai national highway to the west.  The area is cosmopolitan in nature, with a greater population of middle class and upper middle class. There is a mix of commercial, retail, institutional and residential development around, with predominantly contemporary glass and metal facades. Green spaces are marginalised.

The site is a Hospital reservation plot admeasuring 25650 sqm, of which, 12000 sqm host the hospital. The rectangular shape of the site, with frontage  along two major roads is advantageous from the point of view of traffic circulation and visibility, as also the planning of the current building and its future expansion towards the east. Average temperatures range from 25 to 33 deg in summer and 16 to 28 deg in winter, with west as the predominant wind direction.

Concept

‘Healing and Wellness in the lap of nature’.

The fresh air….the colours, textures and scents of raw earth, its flowers, its green cover…. fluttering butterflies and twittering birds….all facilitate healing and restore joy and tranquility.

Harnessing this power of nature, the hospital is more than a home away from home, which

…….consistently  negates psychosomatically damaging feelings like rebellion, fear, anger, isolation etc

……. gives the best medical care

……..promotes cognitive development

……..fosters creativity and  imagination by mentally stimulating indoor and outdoor play spaces

……..maximises visual and tactile connection with nature for therapeutic and palliative benefits

……..helps family members and hospital staff  to deal more effectively w ith the stress of providing care.

Design strategy

To translate this ‘care and cure’ concept into a professionally competent, financially feasible enterprise is what drives design strategy. This is achieved by efficient traffic circulation zoning, optimum orientation of wings, and functional & aesthetical building design. This makes for a facility that along with healing, encourages interaction and raises the spirits of children, young people, visitors and staff alike.

Vehicular circulation and Service structures

  • Entry and Exit points from the 24 m wide road to the south, for best visual impact and wider frontage.
  • Service entry from the 18 m wide west road and 11 m wide service road around the building used by Ambulances, supply and site maintenance vehicles.
  • 18 m wide internal road in front of the hospital providing space for efficient traffic flow with respect to entry and exit from basement parking, drop-off and pick up points and access to the main parking lot.
  • A 3370 sqm open space to the north with a greenhouse for organic yield.
  • Services like STP, OWC, electrical substation, medical piped gas unit adjacent/close to the main roads for ease of access and maintenance.

Zoning

  • Easy way-finding at all levels
  • Separation of clinical zone, public zone and residential zone.
  • Efficient allocation of spaces and functions, with clear, unambiguous zoning with separation of staff , patients and visitors circulation,on site and inside building, horizontally and Vertically.
  • Separate parking in basement for medical and maintenance staff, IPD wards and other long stay vehicles
  • Parking in the front of hospital for OPD, visitors, public transport.
  • Separate, exclusive parking for ambulances and service vehicles
  • Separate emergency entry , easily accessible via service road

Building design

  • Bio-climatically sound orientation towards good natural light, ventilation and use of shadows for mutual shading of wings.
  • Prominent welcoming structure placed at a distance from main road with a good foreground. Considering psychology of children the overpowering impact of huge scale is avoided.
  • An inviting entrance opening into a lobby with an open to sky, green court that provides a secure, sheltered space to the children and it also visually connects all the waiting spaces on the upper floors. Psychologically reassuring and soothing, this space has a immediate
  • palliative effect on sick, irritable children and their worried, anxious caregivers.
  • Out-patient consultation cubicles grouped into clusters that scale down to a child’s level.
  • The indoors are visually connected to the surrounding greenery and with easy access to it.
  • The Physio-therapy area on the first floor has a terrace for outdoor therapy.
  • The indoor patient wing is designed for good natural light and ventilation. The location at the rear of the building, and stacked higher than other wings affords peace and quiet.
  • Every bed has a view and the wards have a warm, homely ambience.
  • Clinical areas and staff support spaces are designed keeping in view the comfort of all the medical and non-medical staff.

Sustainability

  1. Use of Fly-Ash based materials and insulation – Walls of FaL-G bricks instead of clay bricks conserve precious topsoil, & by not using thermal energy, save on coal or equivalent fuel thereby reducing carbon emissions. RCC work with No-Aggregate Concrete (NAC) containing 80% fly ash & 20% ordinary Portland cement affords absolute impermeability; which preserves the steel within, for a very long time. Appropriate Insulation to roofs and walls serve to reduce heat gain, thereby reducing cooling loads and conserving energy.
  2. Rain water harvesting and water recharge pits to replenish ground water reserves.
  3. Solar photo-voltaic panels on terraces generate electricity for lighting of common lobbies, passages and outdoor landscape.
  4. Sewage treatment plant of capacity 300 cum. providing recycled water for use in toilet flushing and irrigation of the green areas.
  5. Efficient HVAC systems like heat recovery VRV system for maximum energy savings.
  6. Water conservation with the use of low flow plumbing fixtures and efficient landscaping and irrigation.
  7. Use of passive strategies in design for minimizing heat gain and optimizing daylighting, to a reduce cooling loads and the need for artificial lighting in the daytime, thereby saving on energy costs.
  8. Organic waste converter to process wet waste and generate compost for landscape.Substantial cost savings are envisaged in incorporating the above measures, as also, the value addition in terms of passively achieved thermal comfort and aesthetics.

 

Winners of HHAC2018 #2

Winners of HHAC2018 #2

1st Runner-up: Y. Asma Tasneem, S. Preethi, R. Renganayaki, A. Mohamed Afzal

College: Periayar Maniamammai Institute of Science & Technology, Periyar Nagar, Vallam,Thanjavur

SITE: Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India

SITE CONTEXT:

Thanjavur is a traditional town with a unique mix of vernacular styles of both north and south India. It also supports the healthcare of 63 nearby villages in the district but lack in specialized childcare facilities.

SITE JUSTIFICATION:
This particular site is selected as it is well connected to city through public means. It remains neither in the outskirts nor in the centre of the town. There is a scope for childcare hospital due to the presence of impaired school and government welfare centre nearby. The site is well connected to the surrounding programme and act as a hub.

CONCEPT:
It is a common knowledge that every child has a particular fear for hospital. The hospitalization of children is difficult both for the child and the parents as they have to stay away from their child for a while and the connection is sorely missed. So our core idea was to combine the traditional art style of the context with landscaping features to create a dynamic and playful environment for children and their parents could stay with them during the healing process.

RESPONSE TO CLIMATE WITH VERNACULAR CONTEXT:
The climate of Thanjavur calls for design strategies where heat mitigation is necessary and as a result climate related design elements such as the courtyards & thinnai were introduced. The vernacular style has the gradation of space as its core of design. The movement from the outer to inner is enhanced by a transition space. We have recreated this arrangement of space in our design by introducing the concept of sub-spaces before the core spaces. Since the climate of Thanjavur is hot and humid, the transition is required to mitigate the heat from entering the spaces. In order to cut the heat gain, the building form is perforated by number of small courts and a large courtyard.

DESIGN STRATEGIES:
In the building level, the courtyard acts as a sub-space for all the adjoining spaces and provides visual connection to all other spaces. The configurations of the inner spaces are arranged with four spaces interlocking each other with one space as the sub-space.
The planes are recessed in the facade which automatically defines and provide entry to the building.
Corridors were kept short with visual connectivity with the courtyard to keep patients from feeling overwhelmed during long walks. These, along with ample handrails, promote activity and independence while aiding in the healing process. By combining wider dimensions, natural light, integrated workstations, and a more residential lighting scheme, the corridor is welcoming in nature.
The idea of gradation of space is followed even in the outpatient department with small courts as the sub-space. The courts allow the building to breathe by letting in light and sunlight.

The spatial arrangement of wards are grouped together and designed in such a way to have community gathering among the children and to have a visual connection with the nature which will break the regular monotonous arrangement of hospitals.

LANDSCAPE:
The floor act as an element connecting and binding landscape with built space. The courtyards are in levels and continues to the garden at the back. The courtyard becomes more porous depending on orientation and use of jalis so that the interior light is gently tempered and the building is protected from solar gain. The gardens are defined by walkways that allow people to use their leisure time and the space is shaded with the placement of kiosks.
The gardens in the upper floor are again gradation in space with the outer to the inner concept. Provision of wooden frames with jalis provides shade and makes the kids to have a community gathering with the others over there as the nature of wards are introverted in nature

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES:
The orientation of the building is according to the direction of the monsoon winds. The wards are arranged on the north eastern side which will have lesser heat gain and hence comfort the living atmosphere for the people.

The frames around the building act as a design element as well as reduce the amount of heat penetration to the lower floors.
The use of jalis-the perforated screens, helps in play of light and shade. Jalis directly cut down the harsh sun to hit the surface of the building and only filtered and partial amount of heat is gained by the building.
Clerestory provided near the terrace garden in the upper floors will evidentially provide natural light to the wards, surgical units and ICUs which turn out to be sustainable.

The green garden in the upper floor act as a cooling factor for the lower floor by not letting in heat gain. The rain water can be collected by providing channels to the underground collection point.
Porous paving concrete is provided in the parking area to seep the rain water and bioswale are provided to filter the debris in the surface runoff and percolate into the ground.
Locally available and recycled materials are employed to create a vibrant and playful space suited to the local conditions.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
The painting on the walls relates to the context as well as creates a colourful atmosphere for the children.
The play of light in the spaces through jalis and open courts creates desirable ambience to the space.
Way findings are emphasized on the floors for easy movement of impaired people.
Window and wall alcoves are created in the wards to relax and play with each other.
We have gone with colour tones of green, blue ,orange, brown and grey as it relates to our context.

CONCLUSION:
Our ultimate goal is to provide placebo effect to the children with self and psychological treatment to overcome the fear towards hospitals

Winners of HHAC2018 #1

Winners of HHAC2018 #1

Winners: Shubham Solanki , Anmol Mathur , Vardan Soi

College: University School Of Architecture And Planning, Delhi

Children Hospital & Research Centre Healing through Nature
Site: – Eco park, Rajarhat New Town, Kolkata, West Bengal

Background study:-
India is home to 472 million children under the age of 0-18 years, comprising 39 percent of the country’s total population. Out of these 128.5 million children reside in urban areas, making it imperative that we plan and build sustainable and inclusive cities from their perspective. Prevalence of Chronic Diseases in Urban Community is much higher than the rural community and thus requires special attention. Urban Lifestyle exposes children to polluted environments & disparity from Nature. Children in urban India are exposed to many health hazards like respiratory diseases, Obesity, Substance abuse, Neuromuscular & orthopedic problems, diabetes, stress etc. Out of all these Health hazards ; West Bengal amongst all the Indian states leads in the percentage of youth involved in substance abuse & among cities Kolkata lands alarming on the rate of Respiratory , diabetes, TB & Tetanus infections. (Source – Urban children in India, a report by “Save the Children”.) These statistics prompt us to Re-imagine Children health in Urban Areas. Site Context: – The Site is 2 acres of Land Parcel adjacent to 400 acres of Lake front Ecological and Leisure Park in New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata and West Bengal. It has a rich biodiversity and serves as a vital lung space to the upcoming New Town. Site Justification: – This location gives us an advantage to explore child health in an ailing city with rapid urbanization & ever increasing population. It allows us to set a benchmark in the manner hospitals are Imagined & situated in a city.

Concept: – “Nature itself is the best Physician”- Hippocrates. Our intent of designing this Hospital is to strengthen this bond so that children can again enjoy the nature which cities have snatched from them. Right from selecting the site to the design massing, an aura has been created to act catalyst to Heal naturally. The story of Motherhood- A mother’s womb is considered to be the safest space on Earth. In architecture, a concave shaped space psychologically provides a sense of reassurance and comfort. Just like a mother, nature takes care of us & its benign self always blesses us with the gift of good health & wellbeing.
Design Response: – The design responds to the site by opening it up to the Lake creating a “channel” to make “Life flow through it”. The blocks have been placed on the two edges, clearing the central axis and allowing “Life” to flow from the lake front to the site. A central “Spine” flows through the Hospital Complex making it a part of the Lake front. Responding to the site layout the Final Zoning of various blocks of the hospital was done keeping the Emergency & Operation Blocks near the Arterial road while keeping the OPD & IPD block facing the lake & Eco-Park for natural views & thermal comfort of the East facade. The hospital street takes its place in the Central spine making it the busiest & most important “feeding unit” of the Hospital. To bring the “Public Spine” & the “Flow of Life” back we now sink the Hospital below to -2.4M creating a “FUNCTION UNDERBELLY” which serves the hospital’s vital circulation. What is visible above is a Happy & Active public street Protected by the “DOUBLY CURVED WALLS” resembling the warmth of a Mother’s arms. “MOVING WATER HEALS” keeping this in view a Rainwater Channel has been created leading to water body which doubles up as a Recharge Pit.

This channel creates a visual emersion into the lake when viewed from the spine. “GREEN TERRACES” created on the blocks to engage patients in wellness activities & terrace farming. The hospital demanded an evolved typology which was achieved through the bifurcation of public spaces. Two public spaces have been created for recreational purposes: one for the outside public that would include OPD patients, guests, etc. and another for the in-patients and staff. The openings in the concave wall provide the perfect amount of permeability between the two bifurcated spaces.

Sustainable Features & Energy Efficiency: – The design creates massing of two blocks in a way to create a mutually shaded “central spline”. Adding terrace gardens & earth berming creates a low energy campus requiring less cooling loads by maximizing roof & wall insulation respectively. Creating natural wind currents through the central spline & allowing Punctures through the doubly curved walls allows for natural ventilation in non-critical & open areas of the hospital.
The Doubly curved walls act as a thermal mass, also the “dirty corridor” in the hospital block is placed on the West façade inducing a buffer & thermal lag to the indoor Air-conditioned space.

The campus is also designed to be Net-Zero on water using rainwater harvesting & recharge pits with a capacity of 7,705cu.m/year in the form of the water bodies created on the campus. Recycled water will be used for irrigation & flushing & will finally dissipate after being treated in the STP. A special focus has been given to waste management by creating dedicated biomedical waste decomposition & STP for other wastes. Around 20,000 cub.m of earth will be excavated from the site to create Water bodies, STPs & Lower ground floor. This excavated earth will be used to create Compressed Earth blocks for construction on site. The Campus will meet 100% of its lighting & HVAC energy requirement with Solar PV panels which generate 22000 kWh / year.

Additional Programs The campus is equipped with an extensive emergency & Labor & delivery unit for pregnant mothers. Additional spaces like a Rehabilitation Centre for children indulged in substance abuse has also been developed. The terraces host a variety of outdoor activities like Yoga meditation & organic farming explaining them the benefits of nutritious meals & guiding them towards a healthy lifestyles. Sensory gardens will help children enjoy the flora & also learn about it so that they can start respecting the nature.

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