Sustaining
City Health

The Karamay Hospital campus, master planned by NBBJ, will be a significant catalyst toward creating a sustainable city, providing critical healthcare and professional medical education.

Phase I of the Karamay City Master Plan recommended building a centralized healthcare system, including a new 2,000-bed Karamay Hospital. The planning of this institution centered on the total well-being of mind, body and spirit through the use of state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The planning strategies were organized around several principles: creating a healing environment and patient-centered design; capturing next-generation “best” design approaches; planning for functional and organizational efficiency; interfacing between research, education and patient care; and designing low-energy, high-performance facilities.

The master plan fosters climate-responsive design, an environmentally oriented and integrated campus landscape, and energy-efficient building design. The program, functionality, connection to the city fabric and response to the climate influence the physical campus layout. The master plan is a flexible framework that can accommodate changes in healthcare delivery over time and establishes guidelines for making strategic development decisions as the campus grows.