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This Newly Expanded Hospital in Varanasi Re-invents Community Healthcare & Wellness

Aashirwad hospital by Vijay Gupta Architects

Originally established in 1977 as a family-run practice specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, Aashirwad Hospital has now become one of the prominent healthcare providers in Varanasi.

This newly expanded hospital in Varanasi fosters community health and wellness. This is a redesign project with its prime objective being the introduction of greater spatial flexibility and ease of use while adhering to national standards of care.

The redesign employed a vertical zoning system, dividing the monolithic block into distinct hospital functions across multiple levels, clearly distinguishing public and private areas. The existing structure was strengthened, refurbished, and seamlessly integrated with a new block.

The ground floor was redesigned to accommodate diagnostic and radiology facilities, examination rooms, staff amenities, and comfortable waiting areas. The first floor houses Mother & Child Care units and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), while the second and third floors incorporate wards and in-patient departments.

The redesign incorporated a muted palette of pinewood, stone, and plasters finishes, creating a serene atmosphere that contributes to mental wellness. The use of soothing teal and green accents aids navigation and differentiates various hospital areas. In the NICU wing, vibrant illustrations engage the hospital's youngest patients visually.

To overcome space limitations, essential services were incorporated into two basement levels of the new wing. Ashirwad Hospital stands as a testament to the value of well-designed medical facilities as vital community resources. The impact of such endeavours is far-reaching, fostering a holistically healthy population capable of positively contributing to society.

Project: Aashirvaad Hospital

Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Design House: Vijay Gupta Architects

Design Team: Azra, Pooja, Harish

Photography: Noughts & Crosses Photography


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