In an effort to position Shanghai as a world-class medical destination, the Chinese government launched a design competition challenging architects across the globe to create a blueprint for a new international medical city that would attract medical tourists, expatriates and Chinese nationals alike. An innovative rethinking of the conventional hospital campus secured Gresham Smith first place in the global competition and ultimately the commission to master plan the new state-of-the-art medical complex.
After developing the master plan, we were awarded a contract for the design of two of the medical city’s buildings—one being the Shared Facility. A world-first, the 948,000-square-foot, eight-story shared support facility will serve as the centralized distribution point for all logistical, clinical and public support services for the campus’s five planned hospitals and specialty clinics.
of its kind shared support facility