Post Pandemic Hospital Design

14 Jul 2020

Photo courtesy: Helix Healthcare Architecture While the Indian economy has significantly slowed as a result of COVID-19, hospitals are struggling to cope with queues of patients. Their experience has generated interesting learning for the construction industry; in particular, for those planning and designing hospitals. A big experiential takeaway from the frontline is the need for flexible design. “Flexibility in design and utility is essential,” says Dr Ankit Thakker, Executive Director and CEO, Jupiter Hospital. “If you plan too tight, you will struggle in challenging moments.” Flexible design At Jupiter Hospital, flexibility was fortunately built into the design by including multiple entry and exit points and ensuring that similar facilities aren’t aggregated i

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