The Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) is the prominent public healthcare institution in the country. Established in the 20th century, it currently sits on 150 acres of prime land in the city of Kuala Lumpur and amongst the world’s biggest healthcare institutions, providing access to an internationally established standard of affordable healthcare.
One of the offered services is the maternity and paediatric units, specifically catered for the mothers, kids, and young adult patients. Previously housed in the two separate buildings, HKL has rolled out an integrated complex as early as 2012 for better and upgraded medical facilities and healthcare services of these units.
To be furnished with 600 beds, the new hospital building is envisaged to be the new National Referral Hospital and Centre of Excellence for Women and Children Disease. It will be positioned as the Premier Centre for Research and Training for Women and Children Diseases in the country. To be responded to with these pre-intended purposes, the proposed design will be of family and children-friendly hospital.
On the main roadside, a grandeur entrance is presented by an elevated main drop-off area encircling a half-round green area. The visitors will be then lead by an axis formed by a voluminous podium area to the main building block in the rear part. On the right side is a carpark block with a rooftop garden and an ancillary block on the left side. Coated with a bright colour palette, the colour shades give a glimpse of the vibrant and cheerful interior spaces.