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Manipal Hospital, Delhi

Manipal Hospital, Delhi

Part of Project: Landscape
Client Name: Archi Medes (I) Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Start Date: 02-27-2006
End Date: 08-15-2009
Status: Completed

Description:

Hospital Landscape design for Manipal, Delhi

Challenges:

Conceptualized as a 500 bed facility with an area of 4,50,000 sqft within a master plan site area of 7 acres the hospital is located at Pitampura.The hospital overlooks a central green in the site. A large double height atrium space between the first phase and the future phase which will have translucent roof and landscaped floor space will provide the patient relatives respite from the harsh weather conditions.

The more we are engaged with the environment through all our senses, the lower are our rates of anxiety and the less we are aware of pain. Thus, a healing garden aimed to provide a multi-sensory experience with colorful flowers, varying shades and textures of green, the sights and sounds of water, elements that attract birds and butterflies, fragrances, and ornamental grasses which move with the slightest breeze. The boundary wall plantation provided using flowering tree with seasonal various would add colour to the landscape & provide screening from the exterior. A cascading water body would combat with the exterior noise pollution and would give a tranquil effect. Undulating mound over the lawn were designed to provide the perfect natural setting along with colour full shrubs all ready to enliven the mood. Walkway to the shrine is designed with pergolas which emphasis in the transition of the space. Use of earthly tones in the exterior expression, either as stone cladding or as textured paint will create a humane and a friendly environment in the site.

To enhance a sense of control within the garden there should be a choice of different pathways; hence a series of connections are created within the landscape some short some long. A variety of semi-private niches to sit in are clubbed with the greens in the form of small pavilions. Some fixed and some moveable outdoor furniture catering to an individual requirement is available within the landscape with a variety of views to enjoy when seated-some distant, some near at hand.

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