NEIGHBORHOOD HOSPITAL PROTOTYPE OF THE FUTURE
E4H’s internal design competition for neighborhood hospitals sparked creative and innovative submissions from teams across the company. Finalists presented their designs both internally as well as to client and peer audiences at the Healthcare Design Conference and Expo. The winning design submitted by Arturo Loya, Jeff Sudman, and Josue Garcia provided comprehensive medical care in a local, high-quality environment planned for flexibility, technological advances, and growth. The twisted roof structure symbolizes the inter-correlation between the public, semi-public, and private spaces of a medical facility, creating different experiential moments of dynamic and static events as people transition throughout the proposed built environment and through their individual treatments.
Modular and prefabricated design can facilitate technological innovation and adaption in future facilities. Along with technology, creating a facility with direct connections to nature throughout all areas and service lines is key to future healing environments. Patient and treatment rooms with natural views allow patients and staff access to these outside environments, which aids in recuperation and promotes healing.