A successful hospital design encompasses space utilization, hospitality issues, patient convenience and hi-tech infrastructure. Most of these require high degree of precision. Vikram Hospital fulfills all the requirements of a modern, contemporary and multi-specialty hospital.
Vikram Hospital, located in Bengaluru, India, is designed to be among the few paperless hospitals in India. This 285 bed hospital is spread over 8 floors and an area of 1,50,000 sq. ft.
The hospital is designed with the theme, which is inspired by the ECG HEARTLINE GRAPH and so called “HEART BEATS THAT CONNECT”. The concept of signage was to merge it with the building elevations. Hence a visually strong graphic of heart beat pattern, which symbolizes life, is printed on glass, demarcating the building as a medical facility. This striking signage catches one's attention even in the flow of traffic in the entire area of the hospital.
WAITING LOUNGE AND RECEPTION AREA:
Silk, a material indigenous to the city is used as part of the material palette in the interiors. The location of the hospital is also reflected in photographs of the rich architectural history of the city, which acts as a backdrop to the reception and waiting areas. The interiors are designed to be hospitality driven; instead of waiting benches, plush sofas with silk cushions are provided, making the ambiance warm and welcoming.
OPD DOCTOR’S CABIN:
The doctors' cabin is designed to be a large open space with an informal discussion table and examination bed, which puts the patient to ease in front of the doctor. For the OPD, doctor clusters have been created wherein each specialty is given two senior and two junior doctors. In this manner, patients receive full priority in their treatment, as they are diagnosed based on the complexity of their illness.
I SEE YOU (ICU SECTION):
This hospital's uniqueness is that the ICU area separates the patients from their visitors only physically, not visually.
A long, clear glass-walled corridor enables the patients to see their loved ones on the other side of the glass, giving them the emotional support required, without compromising on spreading any infection.
The colors, shapes and materials indoor have been selected for assimilating more harmony in the environment. The primary objective of designing the hospital was to incorporate aesthetic values for the said human scale involved, and the therapeutic features would in turn lend more to the hospital design. Visually, various design elements have been introduced into the hospital interiors. Each floor is color-coded and the interiors reflect this in the smallest detail. From the colored bands in lift lobbies, to the colored ceiling graphics in the semi private rooms, this helps in identifying the floor for the users. In all rooms the ceiling had a nature's graphic over the patient's bed as per the color code of the floor and wall.
Vikram hospital caters to both their staff and patient’s needs through the design. From the latest technology to the introduction of graphic visual elements, this hospital stands out amongst other hospitals in design and conceptual strengths.