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Internal Medicine Hospital at Shifa Medical Compound in Gaza Strip (2015-2016)
An important offer of solidarity to a society that is being tested through an ongoing war - until we saw the consequences of a neighboring war face to face at our door. A complex study that had to respond also to the particular and pressing demands of a hospital that operates under constant, prolonged critical conditions as part of the Shifa Medical Compound, which is the most important health services compound in Gaza Strip.
The Internal Medicine Hospital will be integrated at the Shifa Medical Compound in Gaza Strip.
The building has a bed capacity of 428 beds and a total area of 26.015,89 m2 and consists of a monolithic block of twelve floors and 2 basements. The building’s shape results out of the plot constrains, with two interior rectangular atria, around which the different functions of the departments are organized.
The structure of the building is based on a functional grid that allows the rational layout of spaces while ensuring the organization of the internal circulations and the required connection to the existing General Surgery Hospital.
The Design of the Internal Medicine Hospital aims to:
•Satisfy all required functional components (see functional diagram)
•Optimize the relations between the different medical departments in the hospital
•Optimize the relations between the new and the existing medical facilities
•Satisfy the advanced technical requirements of a building of such character
•Use in an optimal way the plot in order to meet the increased spatial demands according to the building program and to respond to circulation issues
•Satisfy more sensitive aspects of the building, such as the psychological effects of space, light, bioclimatic approach to patients, doctors, hospital personnel, usage of materials with ecological footprint while taking as reference the international standards in combination to the local cultural characteristics.
The architects of the project cooperated closely with the mechanical engineers - experts in energy issues, in order to explore and propose additional combined solutions of passive and active energy saving systems that have been integrated morphologically in the architectural synthesis, in order to achieve a more effective and sustainable building in a techno economical way.
As far as the landscape study is concerned, the aim is to determine the circulation patterns, vehicle and pedestrian circulations, towards the entrance of the Internal Medicine Hospital as well as the way that they will be connected to the existing circulation grid.
The green areas and the hard surfaces as well as their connection to the existing formed surfaces will also be determined while providing undisclosed access to the building by disabled users.
- THYMIO PAPAYANNIS & ASSOCIATES S.A.
- ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CENTER (EMCC)
- RAI CONSULT (RAI)
TPA Project Team
Architects - partners:M. Sgouridou, I. Nanopoulou
Architects - associates:E. Nikoloudi, A. Kerassotis, A. Stogiannis
Project management:L. Zacharatou