施耐德+舒马赫 · 2023-09-20 13:39:11
Taiwan Kao-Ho Hospital is located in Kaohsiung, a vibrant and diverse port city in southern Taiwan with many fascinating landmarks and natural landscapes. As a high-class private hospital, Kao-Ho Hospital specializes in comprehensive cancer treatment and preventive medicine. The founder of the hospital, Dr. Ting-Yuan Hsu, has long been committed to research in the direction of integrating Chinese and Western medicine, and it was his commission that led to s+s to jointly undertake the planning of Kao-Ho Hospital in 2017. After more than 2 years of continuous polishing and deepening, Kao-Ho Hospital will finally officially start construction in 2019, and be formally completed by the end of 2022 and put into use.
With a total site area of approximately 12,000 square meters and the hospital's north and west sides adjacent to the main road, Kao-Ho Hospital was designed to maintain an internal environment that is as insulated as possible from the harmful elements of the external environment, thus ensuring the visual and sensory comfort of the interior. A closed building design was adopted.
The entire hospital building is eight floors high and consists of two parts, the clinical area and the office area, which extends from the ground floor all the way up to the eighth floor. The ground floor comprises an entrance area and reception, a café, a pharmacy, and treatment rooms. The second and third floors house the Centre for Preventive Medicine, while in-patient admissions are located on the fourth and fifth floors. The sixth and seventh floors house laboratories for research and sample testing, and the top floor has a library and a roof garden. Meanwhile, on the west side of the building, we created an open-air patio that runs through all eight floors and a garden courtyard on the first floor, which, combined with the large floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall and the elevator, allows the user to enjoy the view of the green palms from every floor.
The building has a curved structure from the outside, and the façade is made of matte simulation U-shaped reinforced glass and double-layer aluminum alloy hollow wall, which blocks ultraviolet rays to the building and insulates it from external noise. During the day, the hospital seems to be covered with a hazy white veil. At night, the indoor lighting through the glass curtain wall emits a soft light, making the whole building glitter like a lantern in the darkness, a white "luminous box" in the texture of the cityscape appears particularly eye-catching.
In addition to the exterior and interior design, safety was also a key consideration. Taiwan is located in the Asian seismic zone and is constantly facing the threat of seismic disasters, so when designing Kao-Ho Hospital, we adopted an all-steel building design that can withstand a strong earthquake of magnitude 8 and ensure the safety of people inside the building without destroying the structure. Meanwhile, due to the special characteristics of hospitals, the indoor air quality requirements are also extremely high, so Kao-Ho Hospital adopts the VRV refrigerant air-conditioning system to ensure that each space is independently circulated and naturally ventilated, avoiding the chance of germs spreading through the air.
项目信息 Project Information:
Project Name: Kao-Ho Hospital
Project Type: hospital
Project Location: Taiwan, China
Client: Taiwan Kuang Sheng Bio-Tech Co.
Partners: TAN LAI & ASSO. ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS
Site Area: 12,000m²
Design time: 2017