Shanghai New Hongqiao International Medical Center Construction Development Co. Ltd.


Shanghai, China




Architecture, Interior Design

Advanced healthcare is critical to maintaining Shanghai’s reputation as a world-class city. The Shanghai New Hongqiao Medical Center campus is the latest development to provide cutting-edge healthcare via its 470,931-square-foot, 200-bed Shanghai Lanhai Rehabilitation Hospital. Gresham Smith served as architect and interior designer for the cutting-edge facility, which is currently under construction. The specialty hospital will provide the most innovative and advanced rehabilitation therapies and technologies for inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and alternative medicine rehabilitation services.

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daytime aerial rendering of Lanhai rehab hospital

The state-of-the-art high-rise hospital comprises 11 stories above grade, two stories of basement support, and a parking garage. A key driver for the project was the owner’s vision and our focus on the human experience. The design delivers on this vision with an uplifting and collaborative care environment, accented by an abundance of natural light and views to the building’s surroundings.

nighttime aerial rendering of Lanhai rehab hospital

In a multistory facility, patient transport can become a clinical and operational obstacle to staff efficiency and treatment scheduling. Our design incorporates general therapy gyms on each floor while locating specialty gyms on the lower floors to minimize vertical patient transport. The patient floors and adjoining gyms are organized by patient needs, such as spinal-cord injury, stroke, cardiac care and orthopedics. The first and second floors (the clinical podium) consist of specialty therapy gyms, a therapy garden, aquatic therapy, a prosthetics lab, speech therapy, and research and specialty clinics—all in support of a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to rehab care.