KWAI CHUNG HOSPITAL - Farrells is excitedto announce the kick-off of our Kwai Chung Hospital (KCH) Redevelopmentproject!
Located on top of Lai King Hill, The newhospital will focus on the patient’s journey to recovery and ensure that eachstep is carefully planned, patient-centred and handled with sensitivity andcompassion in respect to patient privacy and dignity.
Farrells have kicked off the redevelopment of theKwai Chung Hospital (KCH) with site works commencing on 31st December 2019. Theproject lead by contractor Shui On was awarded via competitive tender and formspart of the multi-phase redevelopment of the Kwai Chung Hospital and PrincessMargret Hospital sites. The redevelopment process will improve the efficiency and capacity of KCH with a specific focus on improving the quality and setting within which the psychiatric care facilities can be provided.
Located on top of Lai King Hill, set back from noise and air pollution of busy streets with panoramic views of the Kwai Ching district, Kwai Chung Hospital has been providing psychiatric health service to the public since 1981. Redevelopment is necessary to keep up with modern clinical practice and to integrate new technology to maintain world class medical services for Hong Kong.
新医院的设计将专注于患者的康复历程，并确保每一个步骤都经过精心计划，以患者为中心，在对待患者隐私和尊严方面具备细腻感性和同情心。在设计的各个方面都进行了认真的考虑，从分隔不同的运输流量 - 患者、访客、员工、车辆以及服务，到精心设计的山庄般的室内环境，创造“家外之家”。
The new hospital will focus on the patient’sjourney to recovery and ensure that each step is carefully planned,patient-centred and handled with sensitivity and compassion in respect topatient privacy and dignity. Meticulousconsiderations have been made in every aspect of the design, from theseparation of various traffic flows - patient, visitor, staff, vehicular andservice - to the carefully crafted interior village environment, creating a‘home-away-from-home’.
The foundation of the design is rooted on two coreideas: The “Green Healing Village” and “Home”.
The Green HealingVillage plays with the stacking and overlay of gardens, terraces, open spaceand vertical greening to create a living and breathing development that reachesout to the natural surroundings. A collection of multi-layered landscapes withextensive double-height ward gardens and daylight create a natural environmentfor patients that helps to aid rehabilitation and recovery, whilstsimultaneously providing a place for staff and visitors to relax. Carefullycrafted terraces and openings throughout the hospital create sightlines andconnections to gardens, activities and communal areas affording apatient-centered environment that contributes to healing and re-integrationinto the community.
The setting also offers the comfort and warmth of the Home creating a familiar and relaxed environment conducive to the healing and recovery process. Attention to the human scale is made throughout to provide an intimate experience for the patient and visitors. Inpatient wards are designed with generous ward gardens, terraces, living rooms and dining rooms which form part of the architectural language that integrates interior design and space planning with the building envelope for a holistic design approach.
“The redevelopment of Kwai Chung Hospital will set a new benchmark to Hong Kong’shealthcare design creating an advanced patient-orientated facility integratedwith nature and the community to maximize patient comfort and recovery.”
– Felix Li,Director of Farrells and President of Hong Kong Institute of Architects
The project, designed to BEAM plus GOLD Hong KongGreen Building certification standards and developed with Building InformationModelling and management systems to optimize efficiencies, is due forcompletion in 2023.
Farrells在此项目上与承包商瑞安集团，以及顾问公司 - Aecom，Arup，Urbis，Richards Basmajian，PSI，BETA， HPI，HWSPB，Meinhardt，AEC进行合作。
This project is a team collaboration between Farrells, Shui On and consultants Aecom, Arup, Urbis, Richards Basmajian, PSI, BETA, HPI, HWSPB, Meinhardt, AEC.