Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital Yuhang and Medical Research Center

Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital Yuhang and Medi
Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital Yuhang and Medical Research Center | Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital Yuhang and Medi
Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital Yuhang and Medical Research Center | Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital Yuhang and Medi
Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital Yuhang and Medical Research Center | Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Zhejiang University is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in China known for its leadership in healthcare, research and education. With bold plans to expand its current capacity, the university invited the top health and research design firms in the world to develop design solutions for a new 1,200-bed School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital Yuhang and a Medical Research Center. After the extensive design competition, HDR and our local partner, the Zhejiang Province Institute of Architectural Design & Research, was named the design architect for both projects. Combined, the projects total more than five million square-feet of healthcare and research space.

The design concept brings the research, hospital, administration, housing, and support facilities together on one campus. The facilities integrate translational medicine, nature, public spaces and function, and reflect modern healthcare design that pays tribute to the university's collection of historic buildings.

The architecture of the buildings reflects two styles: the first four stories are brick to complement the century-old nearby campus buildings, and the floors above are white, rectangular structures expressive of contemporary architecture. The medical planning component of the project focuses on integrated spaces for translational collaboration and multidisciplinary care, clinical specialty clusters for an enhanced patient experience and outcomes, and efficient and flexible shared infrastructure to easily adapt to future needs.