GPM Architects & Planners

GPM Architects & Planners

New Delhi, IN


HCG Mangalam Hospital

A super-specialty hospital dealing in oncology, HCG Mangalam in Jaipur provides complete under-a-single-roof cancer care. Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology that is at par with global standards, HCG Mangalam provides all its patients with access to the latest developments in cancer therapy, research and cure. Located in sector 5, Mansarovar within Jaipur on 2.66 acres of land, this institution has established the benchmarks in cancer treatment across the nation.

At a quick glance- the building appears to be comprising of two different parts placed on top of each other on a quick look. This is a result of the late Victorian brutalist elevation treatment to the building elevation for the first three floors above the ground. The upper part of the building has an ornate combination of façade elements- window panels and tiled strips interspaced with continuous jail patterns produce a visibly delightful façade to the structure.

The existing building on-site is a double-level structure, which the client wished to completely retain. The major challenge which has been efficiently resolved, was to integrate the new construction with the existing structure. The new building has a U-shaped footprint that connects with the existing block at three distinct points, creating two courtyards in both sides of the existing structure, thereby bringing in natural light into the building. The functions have been placed on site in an optimal and efficient manner in order to reduce the on-foot movement. The circulation patterns and the arrangement of the corridors has been planned so that the various zones and departments are in proximity to each other; special care has been taken so that these departments have efficient intra and inter linkages. The service cores have been strategically placed to enable unobstructed flow of doctors, patients, staffs and visitors; appropriate measures have been taken to segregate the movement routes for as much as can be achieved. There is abundant provision of ramps, guiding floor tiles and all other amenities to make the building barrier-less, and making disabled-friendly. The design enables sufficient ingress of natural light and ventilation in every room, which contributes towards the mental and psychological well-being of the patients and their carers.

A uniform grid of eight meters by eight meters has been used. This provides the much-needed flexibility as well as adaptability in the design. With the fast-paced age, new technologies and facilities roll out frequently; to ensure that the design provides enough option of future remodeling was one of the prime necessities. The other factors that played an active role in deciding the structural grid would be the sizes of spaces like consultation chambers, patient’s rooms and wards, operation theatres, corridors, parking bays as well as spaces like waiting lobbies and circulation corridors.

The various departments like Out Patient Department, Emergency and Trauma Care, In-Patient Department as well as staff and service departments all have been provided separate entry points in order to segregate the various circulation profiles. This in turn helps in better pedestrian traffic movement and forming multiple circulation paths and usage zones.

The Ground Floor is dedicated mainly to entrance lobbies, waiting spaces, Out Patient Department, Emergency block, Radiology department and day care ward. The left wing and the existing block in the centre are solely dedicated to Oncology. Oncology Radiology, Stores and Retail space for oncology has been placed at the lower ground floor of the existing block. The rear wing houses service facilities like staff change rooms, kitchen and dining areas. Staff parking has been placed on the right side of the rear floor.

The first floor is equipped with the blood bank and laboratories in the left wing. The existing block houses all the operation theaters. All the Intensive Care Units are placed on the rear wing and in one half of the right wing. The remaining half of the right wing houses all the catheterization labs. The second floor of the left wing houses the Pediatric ICU as well as the High Dependency Units, while the right wing houses the Delivery suites and the In-Vitro Fertilization units. Neonatal Intensive Care Units are placed in the second floor of the central wing and Administration departments and general departments are planned on the third floor. The Bone Marrow Transplantation ward has been planned in the left wing of the fourth floor while the other two wings accommodate the private and semi-private rooms. Patient suites, private and semi-private suites are all located on the fifth floor. The basement houses parking, service facilities, linear accelerators and bio-medical (hazardous and non-hazardous) waste storage facility.

Overall, the design reflects a functional approach towards the designing of a hospital premise that packs all the facilities under one institution, while ensuring well-being of the patients. This one-stop-facility has been a big boon for the local community, providing the much-needed cancer care facilities in a region, where such facilities were previously dormant.

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Status: Built
Location: Jaipur, IN