M Moser completes first private hospital in Shanghai free-trade zone for UFH
Repurposing an office building and undertaking an inside-out revitalisation - M Moser has completed the design of the first private hospital project in Shanghai’s free-trade zone.
As one of United Family Healthcare’s (UFH) most comprehensive hospitals, the site is designed to provide premium care for outpatients and inpatients. Located at No. 1598 Xinjinqiao Road, the hospital building covers an area of around 28,000 sq. m, with 200 beds and more than 20 clinical departments including family medicine, general medicine, surgery, dental, dermatology, traditional Chinese medicine, and more. UFH is not a just a hospital, but also a medical system and a community clinic. Its core concept is to provide patients with a continuous, preventive health care service.
For UFH in Shanghai, patient-centred design is one of its central tenets and therefore the focus is on improved outcomes. Applying advanced healthcare facility design theory, we developed a continuum path to recovery throughout three stages of the patient experience: anticipation, transition and healing. As you enter the building lobby, two-storey panels form a gentle curving pathway leading patients, visitors and staff to the facility through intuitive wayfinding. Inside the hospital, soft colours and natural, flower super-graphics activate the space, taking inspiration from nature to provide a welcoming experience.
The new UFH hospital embraces large windows, providing an abundance of natural light to ease stress and contribute to healing. All patient rooms are designed as single suites to reduce noise and recreate a home-like setting to enhance comfort. We configured the medical planning to allow for better segregation of patient acuity while creating a more efficient patient and staff flow.
Addressing design based on the unique concerns, preferences and values of each hospital, the M Moser approach puts efficiency and comfort at the heart of the healing environment.