Skylight and green plants for Chennai hospital
Bengaluru-based KGD – A Katerra Design Partner has designed the MGM Hospital in Chennai, which was to create a clutter-free environment that welcomed visitors and promoted healing to patients, while maintaining international-standard tertiary healthcare.
Spread over 340,535 sq. ft., the firm has facilitated hassle-free and smooth patient movement within the hospital. In-patient and outpatient areas are segregated at various floor levels, with in-patient rooms orientated to ensure that they get sufficient sunlight. The hospital design emphasizes wellness and positive outcomes rather than patients succumbing to illness and fear.
Being a brownfield project, vertical elements were designed to bring in more linearity, while ductable units were replaced with cassette units. Due to a predefined structural grid, all of the rooms could not have external glazing. In-patient rooms look over the atrium with green plants, and a skylight bringing in natural light. With a LEED Platinum certification by USBC, the visual connection between the sky and landscape accelerates the healing process.