Huici Washington University Oncology Hospital

Design: 2019-Ongoing
Construction: Projected 2020-2022
Area: 128,000 m²

A new state-of-the-art private medical facility located between the metropolises of Suzhou, Wuxi and Shanghai, the Huici Suzhou International Hospital and Medical Center provides cutting-edge healthcare in a low-density environment integrated with the rich, natural landscapes of the historic Suzhou gardens.

At the foreground of the 128,000 m² complex, a 77,400 m² Oncology Hospital provides surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy among other specializations, advanced equipment and technology. Patient wards include 143 single-person rooms, 110 double rooms, 22 intensive care units (ICUs) and related medical treatment facilities. In lieu of a traditional hospital typology, with stacked inpatient and outpatient towers adjacent to a central diagnostic and treatment center, the Huici Suzhou International Hospital and Medical Center distributes inpatient wards and outpatient clinics into low-density complexes within the garden landscape, providing ample natural daylight.

To minimize inefficiencies and maximize vital adjacencies, the building complexes are designed at a specific scale to loop around the central diagnostic, treatment and imaging centers. On the north side of the site are higher density structures containing a 6,800 m² Postpartum Care Center, a 13,600 m² Rehabilitation Center and a 11,400 m² Nursing Center.