Neighborhood Hospital Prototype of the Future
E4H’s internal design competition for Neighborhood Hospitals sparked creative and innovative submissions from teams across the company. Finalists presented their designs both internally as well as to client and peer audiences at the Healthcare Design Conference and Expo. The winning design submitted by Arturo Loya, Jeff Sudman, Josue Garcia provided comprehensive medical care in a local high-quality environment planned for flexibility, technology advances, and growth. The twisted roof structure symbolizes the inter-correlation between the Public, Semi Public, and Private spaces of a medical facility, creating different experiential moments of dynamic and static events as people transition throughout the proposed built environment, and through their individual treatments.
Modular and prefabricated design can help with this requirement and allow for technology innovation and adaption in future facilities. Along with technology, creating a facility with direct connections to nature in all its areas and service lines is key to future healing environments. Patient and treatment rooms that look out into nature, allow patients and staff access to these outside environments which will aid in recuperation and help to promote healing.