Bang Bua Thong2 Hospital
|Bang Bua Thong2 Hospital
“HOuSePITAL provide a sense of being home
The concept of making home-like feeling by using the local elements: local wisdom from surrounding agricultural pattern and system, local materials and planting. For healing process, It is simple patient or others could be healed by abundant nature, friendship from community space, activity for physical and mental development, mind from spiritual space and architecture good-quality space.
Bang Bua Thong 2 Hospital locates on agricultural land in Nonthaburi province, not far from Bangkok (Thailand’s capital city), where urbanization is in progress.
Agricultural lands around are gradually turning to villages with high-density living and the need to develop the efficiency of the hospital and create the proper environment for healing is the challenge for the design that cause the 5 strategies:
Strategy02 – The water management concept is to connect every area with a small canal from the rice field pattern and during the storm, lower areas could be flooded
Strategy04 – The participatory process lets the designers know what local people want, the problem of this area, and the opportunity by listening to them. The result form the process is a map with activities as locals needs location and then designers develop it to zoning map or diagram which the activities are located properly, some activities might be relocated because of site constrains but it still appear indoor or outdoor.
Strategy05 – The healing concept is divided into 5:
Nature healing – The use of local natural elements: evergreen tree, colored tree, a fragrant tree which help releasing stress and anxiety, and the pond and small canal create cool atmosphere while their running sound is calmful.
Friendship healing – Humans can release stress and anxiety by talking with each other. The outdoor space promotes group activity by having many pocket spaces. At Herbs and vegetable plots where a good new relationship begins people help each other farming
Mind & Cognitive healing – In the hospital building, it has religious space already. The outdoor space, it has spiritual space also. The spirit house is located in the front part of the hospital where all people could approach comfortably.
Activity healing – The activity area in the hospital focuses on physical and mental relief. For physical relief, there are an exercise area, playground, sports area, and jogging track and for mental relief, there is a yoga terrace and herbs and vegetable plot for harvesting.
Architecture healing – The building with a homey scale creates the feeling of being home. Patients in the building take advantage of outdoor natural spaces. On the other hand, the buildings provide a good view
|Client/Owner:||Bang Bua Thong2 Hospital|
|Status:||On design process|
|Building Area:||19,2000 sq.m.|
|Collaborators:||Architecture : Arsomsilp Community and Environmental Architect, Structural Engineering : KASEMDESIGN & CONSULTANT CO.LTD.|