The super speciality, multi-disciplinary, tertiary care hospital is situated in the city of Lucknow on 31 acres of landscaped grounds. The 74,000 sq m hospital will initially have a facility of 350 beds, that is expandable up to 500 beds and is estimated to care for the needs of almost 3 lakh people with its outpatient department and 50,000 patients through its in patient facility annually.
The "L' shaped 2-floor high block houses the diagnostics zone in one arm and an outpatient section in another. The 15-storey high in patient tower rises from the centre and is fronted by a double volume entrance lobby, which functions as a common foyer to all the zones. Two organically shaped double height atriums waiting areas emerge from this central foyer. The two atrium with their sense of airiness are reassuring and feature a number of indoor landscape elements and plants. A garden surrounding the waiting areas and a reflecting pool at the entrance adds to the idyllic atmosphere. The interiors are highlighted by their sunny vistas, closeness to nature and soothing materials. Rooted in the concept of "creating of a restful environment", the building design endeavours to shape de-institutionalised calming spaces.
Right: The organically shaped atrium that functions as the waiting zone.