Baler Hospital combines the functions of a general hospital and a trauma center at a rural scale. Our design imagines both a pragmatic and a futuristic solution to the challenge of such specialized and exacting program. The luscious exterior landscape permeates the facility through a series of undulating canopies that creates an architectural figure in an open field of green. The hospital’s perimeter portico acts as a strong iconic edge that holds together a vast range of functional difference while still producing a sense of legibility for the user. The gardens fill the hospital with ample light and greenery, connecting patients and staff with the outside in a multitude of ways.
PROJECT TEAM: CARLOS ARNAIZ, LIBO LI, JINGJUN LI, JIN YUAN, KELVIN TSENG