Like Chongqing, Qamdo is dominated by hills and mountains, and is called the “Mountain City” of Tibet. How to deal with the height difference here has naturally become the first priority to build a hospital. The project is located in a typical location with a height difference of 10m.
——Dingqing County Tibetan Hospital
▼鸟瞰图，aerial view of the project ©李奔跑
10m Height Difference
Respect the nature of the terrain, let the building stand on the groove and become the link between the north and the south, while taking into account the functional requirements, excavating a new architectural spatial pattern and organizational model, leaving the flat land for people to have activities, letting the building and the groove be integrated into the one. (The ground part is used as parking, the lower part is used as garden)
▼近景鸟瞰图，closer aerial view ©李奔跑
The oblique direction is able to gain more sunlight and mountain views.
▼顶视图，倾斜的朝向可以获得更多阳关及山景，top view of the project, oblique direction creating more sunlight and mountain views ©李奔跑
▼屋顶活动平台，roof top platform ©吕博
▼沿街透视，street view of the building ©吕博
Most residential houses in Baping, Tibet have built the sun rooms. The advantage of the sun room is that it is permeable to the north and south, when in summer, it is cool, and when in winter, it has the natural warmth without turning on the heater. The design of the Sunshine Hall of Dingqing County Tibetan Hospital is the same. It follows the residential characteristics of the local people, provides lighting and ventilation for the indoor space, satisfies the functionality, and softens and blurs the interface of the external wall.
▼围墙局部，柔化外立面，part of the wall, blurring the facade ©吕博
The towering pillars, deep windows, and enclosed inner courtyard, these modern elements have created a new Tibetan language. Through the texture of the solid wood, make it feel closer to the human, breaking the isolation between the conventional tall exterior walls and the people.
▼沿街透视夜景，高耸的柱林，night view of the project with towering pillars ©吕博
The traditional buildings in Tibetan areas, from bottom to top, are: storage – people – temple, this project is in order of: supply – hospitalization – consultation, forming a traditional and modern dialogue across time and space, while following the tradition, increase the experiencial feeling of the medical space. The unique streamline organization enhances the collaboration and flexibility of the space.
▼东侧庭院夜景，night view of the eastern courtyard ©吕博
▼西侧庭院夜景，night view of the western courtyard ©吕博
This Tibetan-style hospital provides a new possibility for the medical development of local residents. It not only meets the medical needs of patients and their families, but also meets their spiritual demands. Under the warm sunshine, there is such a harmonious scene which is rich in Tibetan culture: the doctors in the hall are drying the Tibetan medicine, and the family members at the entrance are drinking butter tea on the grass.
▼一层平面图，first floor plan ©八作建筑
▼二层平面图，second floor plan ©八作建筑
▼三层平面图，third floor plan ©八作建筑
Project Name: Dingqing County Tibetan Hospital, Tibet Autonomous Region
Design: BAZUO Architecture Studio Co., Ltd.
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Start date: April 2014
Completion date: December 2014
Architects in charge: Wang Miao, Zhang Shuhui
Architects: Yang Zhiqiang, Jia Ruotian, Liu Huan
Project Location: Dingqing County, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Gross Built Area: 3300㎡
Photo Credits: Lu Bo, Li Benpao
Partners: China Construction Engineering Design Group Co., Ltd.
Clients: People’s Government of Dingqing County, Tibet Autonomous Region