Govt. Medical College & Teaching Hospital Campus
INI Design Studio

Government Medical College & Teaching Hospital Campus at Baramati

INI Design Studio as Architecture Firm, Interior Designer, Landscape Designer

The government medical (teaching) hospital and college campus at Baramati district in Maharashtra, is designed with the aim ‘to bring hope and provide affordable healthcare with a soft healing touch’ to people in and around the district. With increasing focus on health and well-being post-COVID, the design provides state-of-the-art facilities, with innovative working, learning, and treatment techniques, across multiple disciplines and specialties.

photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company

Located on an extensive corner site, the built environment of the campus is resolved into constituent blocks which fan out symmetrically around a diagonal axis, allowing for efficient circulation and clearly defined entry-exit points. An expansive arrival lobby under a sky-lit atrium, is the waiting zone, and connecting space between the two wings of the hospital. Skylight floods the space with natural daylight, while clearstory ventilators efficiently expel warm air, ensuring a naturally cool and comfortable ambiance. From here, the medical college building is accessed through a passage across the verdant central plaza at the heart of the campus. The college building comprises of symmetrical wings connected by a monumental bridge that extends from the central library and auditorium block. This central hub also boasts of a terraced amphitheater at its zenith, ideal for hosting large gatherings and outdoor events.

photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company

Over twenty-five departments within the hospital block seamlessly integrate with their counterparts in the college block across the central plaza, fostering a cohesive medical education and treatment process. Equipped with multiple libraries, state-of-the-art laboratories and medical equipment, the facility adheres to global standards. Flexible planning modules optimize space utilization, while the implementation of modern technology such as BIM ensures integrated solutions, effectively reducing operational costs. Residential clusters for doctors, nurses, staff, and students flank both sides of the campus, ensuring convenience and accessibility. The facilities for paramedical, diagnostic, medical, surgical, and specialized procedures, ensure seamless flow for patients, doctors, staff, and materials.

photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company

A landscape of native trees and bushes interspersed by water features adorns the campus. Light wells and courtyards are positioned to promote well-being and comfort, contributing to positive patient outcomes. Green open spaces weave around the built spaces, offering patients, relatives, doctors, nurses, and staff a tranquil connection to nature, fostering hope and healing. Pedestrian-friendly circulation is prioritized through the segregation of vehicular and walkable zones.

photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
photo_credit Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company
Karan Gajjar / The Space Tracing Company

Sustainability is ensured through various design interventions. The integration of solar panels and building-integrated photovoltaic systems, low-e glass, heat-resistant tiles, and movable sun-protective fins enhance energy efficiency. Recycled water usage, rainwater harvesting, and efficient irrigation systems reduce water consumption. Plumbing fixtures minimize wastage, daylight sensors optimize lighting, and openable windows enhance ventilation. Facade sun-shading and roof gardens further contribute to energy efficiency and comfort. Materials were carefully selected based on their sustainability and recyclability, reflecting a commitment to minimizing the project's environmental footprint. This includes green concrete, fly-ash lightweight insulated blocks, and natural stone flooring. The campus massing follows a passive design strategy, and is scaled down to minimize visual impact and blend harmoniously with the surrounding environment.

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INI Design Studio
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