The Bund, Rebounded
Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital is a privately owned, international-standard, and tertiary level hospital that is centrally located in the Xuhui District. At total investment of $500 million and 500 licensed beds, it is currently the largest, foreign-invested joint venture hospital in Shanghai. From design to operation, Jiahui uses best practices to be an internationally recognized, leading medical institution in China, providing high-quality, patient-centric, and integrated healthcare services, professional training and clinical research.
The campus includes an inpatient bed tower, outpatient clinics, interventional suites, an emergency department, an oncology center, and other specialized uses. The first phase of the hospital was completed in 2017 with a total of 246 beds. Phase two will bring the capacity to 500 beds.
Envisioned as a “hospital in a garden,” bringing natural light and greenery into the space was a major design goal for the project. A large, park-like central courtyard with trees, shrubbery, grasses and pathways is a key design element and acts as a primary wayfinding device within the building. Visible from most areas on the lower levels, the courtyard is the heart of the project, giving the campus a true sense of place.
By helping to manage stormwater on-site, the gardens were also a factor in the project becoming the first-ever LEED HC Gold certified hospital in China. Additional sustainability features include the terracotta facade that reduces solar heat gain, a highly efficient central energy plant and healthy materials throughout.
Healthcare Design, “Urban Oasis,” April 2018
Medical Construction & Design, “Shanghai’s First Major Hospital Built to International Standards Nears Completion,” December 28, 2017