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21 Hospital Design Innovations

From Patient-Lifting Androids to Natural Healing Havens

— September 26, 2014 — Art & Design
Minimalist hospital rooms, natural healing havens and style-conscious medical centers are just some of the hospital design innovations featured on this list.

The modern examples change the way one experiences their hospital stay and break the negative associations that are often synonymous with healing environments. While the traditional hospital can be described as sterile and industrial, these bold examples reject this tradition and reject the uninviting design of the common medical institution.

Whether connecting patients with nature or transforming a confined hospital room into a homey and cozy space, these hospital design innovations aim to make the classic medical environment more inviting.

A memorable example from this list is The Birmingham Young Persons Unit, a medical center that many describe as a "boutique hospital hotel." The unit treats teenage cancer sufferers and is designed to ensure patients have a positive and comfortable experience while they are undergoing a series of difficult treatments.
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Impressive Solar-Powered Hospitals
Impressive Solar-Powered Hospitals
Partners in Health Created this Large Solar-Powered Hospital
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Inviting Pet Hospitals
Inviting Pet Hospitals
Your Pet Won't Ever Want to Leave This Cozy Clinic
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Zig Zag Hospital Designs
Zig Zag Hospital Designs
The Copenhagen Healthcare Centre Features Angular Accents
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Minimalist Hospital Rooms
Minimalist Hospital Rooms
The Herman Miller ‘Compass' Will Change Modern Health Care
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Ship-Shaped Hospitals
Ship-Shaped Hospitals
Vasily Klyukin is Set to Create the White Sails Hospital & Spa in Tunisia
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Clover-Shaped Hospitals
Clover-Shaped Hospitals
The New North Zealand Hospital by Herzog & de Meuron Provides Tranquility
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Patient-Based Hospital Designs
Patient-Based Hospital Designs
The Rey Juan Carlos Hospital by Rafael De La-Hoz is Contemporary
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Interactive Medical Tablets
Interactive Medical Tablets
The Toshiba Rx Concept PC Increases Medical Efficiency
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Humanitarian Hospital Projects
Humanitarian Hospital Projects
Butaro Hospital is a Rwandan Hospital Built With Heart
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Patient-Lifting Androids
Patient-Lifting Androids
The 'Medirobot' Medical Robotic Assistant Eliminates Discomfort
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Nature-Inspired Hospitals
Nature-Inspired Hospitals
This Cheerful Hospital Design Concept is Fresh and Hopeful
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Modish Medical Centers
Modish Medical Centers
The Hague Surgery Building Contemporizes the Classic Hospital
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Homey Hospitals
Homey Hospitals
Maggie's Centre is Given a Contemporary Renovation and Extension
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Enviro Hospital Complexes
Enviro Hospital Complexes
The Laguna Honda is California's First Leed Hospital
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Serrated Facade Structures
Serrated Facade Structures
The Navarra Biomedical Research Center Features Sharp Accents
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Whimsical Medical Spaces
Whimsical Medical Spaces
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne is Imaginative and Fun
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Boutique Hotel Hospitals
Boutique Hotel Hospitals
'Two Create' Makes the Birmingham Young Persons Unit Hip and Livable
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Glowing Hospital Architecture
Glowing Hospital Architecture
The 'Orangery' by Spacelab is Modern
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Luxurious Hospital Beds
Luxurious Hospital Beds
The Recovery Lounge Brings New Ideas to a Stagnant Hospital Atmosphere
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Pop-Up Paper Refuges
Pop-Up Paper Refuges
The Origami Shelter Provides Easy Emergency Protection for the Elements
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Natural Healing Havens
Natural Healing Havens
The Jurong General Hospital Prescribes Fesh Air and Greenery for the Sick
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