Christchurch Hospital Waipapa

Collaborative Healthcare Design Delivers Next Generation Hospital

Christchurch Hospital Waipapa
Christchurch Hospital Waipapa
Christchurch Hospital Waipapa
Christchurch Hospital Waipapa
Innovative healthcare design and state-of the-art fixtures and fittings make dramatic difference for patients and clinicians at Christchurch Hospital Waipapa.

Chow:Hill’s involvement in master planning and business case development for the $670m redevelopment of Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals led to the team’s appointment as architects and health planners for the design and development of Christchurch Hospital Waipapa (formally known as Acute Services Building).

Waipapa is New Zealand’s largest ever public hospital project – and the most resilient. As a base-isolated Importance Level 4 facility, Waipapa is designed to remain fully operational and able to provide acute clinical services immediately post-disaster.

The 62,000m² state-of-the-art facility, completed in 2020, was delivered in collaboration with Warren & Mahoney and Thinc Health (known collectively as Katoa Health Design) and contains 401 in-patient beds, 12 operating theatres, a 48-bed ICU, two six-level inpatient ward blocks, a radiology and emergency department, purpose-designed children’s facilities, and rooftop helipad.

Future clinical service needs are also incorporated with modular planning supporting adaptability, as well an expansion allowance for a future 160-bed ward tower.

Photography by: Jono Parker, David Baird

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Wellbeing at the core of collaborative design

The world-class medical facility has been designed to enhance the delivery of healthcare with video-calling technology allowing for virtual consultations, and the latest in fixtures and fittings to support holistic health delivery. The hospital, built to the highest seismic rating, also meets the latest Australasian health facility standards.

Chow:Hill’s health design team’s collaborative approach to the project ensured the complex needs and sensitive circumstances of all acute clinical services were fully incorporated in the new building.

Patient and clinician wellbeing is at the heart of the project. Located in the expansive landscape of Hagley Park, Waipapa brings the park into the hospital with outstanding views and natural light, all of which contribute to patient recovery and a supportive working environment.

Christchurch Hospital Waipapa
Innovative healthcare design and state-of the-art fixtures and fittings make dramatic difference for patients and clinicians at Christchurch Hospital Waipapa.

Chow:Hill’s involvement in master planning and business case development for the $670m redevelopment of Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals led to the team’s appointment as architects and health planners for the design and development of Christchurch Hospital Waipapa (formally known as Acute Services Building).

Waipapa is New Zealand’s largest ever public hospital project – and the most resilient. As a base-isolated Importance Level 4 facility, Waipapa is designed to remain fully operational and able to provide acute clinical services immediately post-disaster.

The 62,000m² state-of-the-art facility, completed in 2020, was delivered in collaboration with Warren & Mahoney and Thinc Health (known collectively as Katoa Health Design) and contains 401 in-patient beds, 12 operating theatres, a 48-bed ICU, two six-level inpatient ward blocks, a radiology and emergency department, purpose-designed children’s facilities, and rooftop helipad.

Future clinical service needs are also incorporated with modular planning supporting adaptability, as well an expansion allowance for a future 160-bed ward tower.

Photography by: Jono Parker, David Baird

Read More
Wellbeing at the core of collaborative design

The world-class medical facility has been designed to enhance the delivery of healthcare with video-calling technology allowing for virtual consultations, and the latest in fixtures and fittings to support holistic health delivery. The hospital, built to the highest seismic rating, also meets the latest Australasian health facility standards.

Chow:Hill’s health design team’s collaborative approach to the project ensured the complex needs and sensitive circumstances of all acute clinical services were fully incorporated in the new building.

Patient and clinician wellbeing is at the heart of the project. Located in the expansive landscape of Hagley Park, Waipapa brings the park into the hospital with outstanding views and natural light, all of which contribute to patient recovery and a supportive working environment.

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Project Credits

Client

Christchurch Hospital Waipapa

Status

In Progress

Project Type

Health

Awards

2021 NZIA Awards
// Canterbury Architecture
// Public Architecture

2021 Property Council NZ
// Health Design
// Gold

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