Denton Corker Marshall was shortlisted in an international design competition for the Jiujiang University Hospital in collaboration with Guangdong Huafang, Local Design Institute. Our scheme for this 50,000m2 teaching hospital includes 400 inpatient care beds, along with an outpatient stomatology department and radiology clinic.
Our design approach supports highly functional hospital planning within a balanced and clear composition of curved podium and tower forms, strongly relating to a key corner intersection in the city. A clean, pure translucent screen defines the curved podium facade, floating above an active, transparent ground plane. This double-layered skin conceals natural ventilation to consulting rooms while controlling solar shading and privacy to internal spaces.
A large landscaped sky-garden above the podium creates an important amenity for patients and visitors, comprising opportunities for walking paths and a range of quiet seating spaces, within an environment promoting healing for patients, families, and hospital staff, potentially accelerating recovery times.