Delhi, India, 2010
This new hospital located at the centre of Delhi offers tertiary care in vascular cardiology-surgery, orthopedics-traumatology, neurology and nephrology. Grouping together four institutes totalling 112,300 m², the complex houses 600 beds – 190 of which are for critical care – and the highest technological instruments required to support a hospital. A prevention centre and an alternative medicine centre are grafted onto the hospital, widening the range of services offered. The modulation of the institutes’ volume gives rhythm to the composition and coloured planes indicate their respective entrances. The monumental scale of exterior spaces and the use of visors punctuate the facades, whose materiality eases their insertion into the context. Partnering architects: Architecture 49.