China’s First LEED Gold Health and Research Center
Envisioned as a cutting-edge center of healing and research, the Hainan Cancer Research Hospital integrates eastern sensibility and western expertise into every aspect of the design process from user experience to building logic and construction. This synergy manifests itself most notably in a vast central healing garden, shielded from the activity of the rapidly developing Haikou urban center.
The project is expected to be the first major Chinese hospital to achieve LEED Gold certification. The design brings together proven local building strategies with state-of-the-art climate analysis to provide a comprehensive approach to green design and user comfort. Sustainability features include a network of streams and ponds for both rainwater collection and the provision of evaporative cooling to gardens and sections of the buildings. Materials are region specific – including native basalt stone at the urban edge and internal facades of local sustainable woods – establishing a warm familiarity while supporting the local economy and reducing environmental impact.