US-based HMC Architects, in collaboration with the Shunde Architectural Design Institute (SDADI), has designed a 223,000m² medical complex in the Shunde district of Foshan, China.
The building, located on a 13.4ha area outside the city of Foshan, Guangdong, will house in and out-patient facilities, dormitories for resident physicians and staff, and training facilities for new doctors and technicians.
The complex will also house nine buildings that will be home to cancer treatment and infectious disease control centres.
The architects have incorporated sustainable features in the building, including a large sunscreen made of local terracotta which will result in heat gain and lower energy use.
In addition, all nine buildings in the complex will be equipped with louvred photovoltaic panels, which should generate 1,500MWh of energy each year.
The medical centre will also include other green features such as a rainwater collection and reuse system, and a chilled-beam system to reduce the impact of the area’s intense humidity, according to arcrecord.construction.com.