Seminar discusses architectural solutions for modern hospital designs

Wednesday, 2020-07-08 10:45:39
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Delegates attending the workshop. (Photo: NDO/Quy Tung)
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NDO – A workshop was held in Hanoi on July 8 to seek solutions relating to the architectural design of modern hospitals in Vietnam.

The event was held by the Architecture Magazine of the Vietnam Association of Architects together with the 108 Military Central Hospital. The organisers also announced the winners of a design contest for field hospitals. The event was organised with the sponsorship of the Vietnam Association of Architects and the Ministry of Health.

According to the organisers, the number of newly-built or upgraded hospitals in Vietnam is increasing, many of them designed by Vietnamese architects and many of which having been highly praised by the public for their environmental-friendly functions, energy saving and modern architecture, as well as for meeting high standards necessary for a high level of people health care.

Delegates at the seminar discussed issues regarding the management and operation of modern hospitals, as well as proposing solutions regarding architecture, technologies and materials to meet medical requirements for medical examination and treatment, aiming to ensure effective, safe and durable hospital operations.

The Organising Committee presented eight awards, each worth VND20 million from the Vietnam Association of Architects, to the winners of the contest on designing field hospitals. Two community-voted awards, each worth VND5 million, and an impressive design award worth VND5 million were also presented at the event.

The 108 Military Central Hospital, which was built and put into use in 2018, is considered one among the state-of-art hospitals in Vietnam. (Photo: NDO/Quy Tung)

The contest aimed to promote creative ideas in designing field hospitals ready to respond to the complex developments of epidemics, especially the recent COVID-19 pandemic, meeting the request from the Ministry of Health on medical examination and treatment that can be quickly deployed, while ensuring safety and cost-effectiveness.

The competition was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Construction. After nearly two months of promotion, the organisers had received 76 contest plans from 33 individuals and architects, as well as from 23 groups and 20 consulting organisations across the country.

The winners were highly lauded for their ability to develop field hospitals in practice that are suitable to Vietnam's conditions on implementing solutions, scientific advances and cost effectiveness.