SHANGHAI EAST INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER REPLACEMENT PROJECT
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Shanghai, China


Shanghai East Medical Center is located four blocks southeast of the famed Jin Mao tower in Pudong. Designed with KAZIA Design Collaborative and AEI Chicago, PFB served as medical planners on the 700,000 GSF replacement hospital project.

The project is geared toward high-end healthcare service which embodies a "five-star" hospitality environment. The new hospital adds 400 inpatient beds to the existing 800. Twenty 20 state-of-the-art operating rooms will also be added to the campus.

Like a body, our design is shaped by its physical environment and the constraints forced upon it. Site constraints and programmatic requirements, including area and existing obstacles, drive the form of the building, shaped to reveal the complex nature of the programmatic and site requirements while providing exterior continuity with the existing hospital.
The building becomes the "joint" linking the old and new hospital, granting functional and visual continuity between the two parts. The outside of the elbow faces the prominent urban corner of the site and creates an identifiable image to the city. The inside of the elbow defines the internal campus while working with the existing site circulation.

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