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Healthcare Residential

Siloam Hospital Housing

  • Location:

    Siloam, Limpopo, South Africa

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Introduction

The 350 Bed Siloam Hospital is situated in Siloam, Nzhelele, Limpopo Province. For many decades, the hospital served the local population with services ranging from Obstetrics to specialist Vascular Surgery. Much of the present infrastructure is at the end its planned lifespan and in a state to undergo reconstruction. Initial stages of reconstruction entailed the relocation of existing staff residences to create a green field for the redevelopment of a new clinical hospital building.

Introduction

The 350 Bed Siloam Hospital is situated in Siloam, Nzhelele, Limpopo Province. For many decades, the hospital served the local population with services ranging from Obstetrics to specialist Vascular Surgery. Much of the present infrastructure is at the end its planned lifespan and in a state to undergo reconstruction. Initial stages of reconstruction entailed the relocation of existing staff residences to create a green field for the redevelopment of a new clinical hospital building.

The new staff housing development responds to the need to maximize land use and densification. Four typologies are explored and developed to house the following groups: General Practice Doctors, Specialist and Scarce Skill Medical Professionals, Post Basic Students and lastly, Medical Students. General Practice Doctors are housed in 15 standalone family units, then the Scarce Skills Professionals in 40 bachelor units and both Post Basic and general students housed in 62 single and double room apartments. Materiality and place-making became fundamental key drivers on the project. The design concept considers the natural setting and magnificence of the Soutpansberg Mountain backdrop.

The new staff housing development responds to the need to maximize land use and densification. Four typologies are explored and developed to house the following groups: General Practice Doctors, Specialist and Scarce Skill Medical Professionals, Post Basic Students and lastly, Medical Students. General Practice Doctors are housed in 15 standalone family units, then the Scarce Skills Professionals in 40 bachelor units and both Post Basic and general students housed in 62 single and double room apartments. Materiality and place-making became fundamental key drivers on the project. The design concept considers the natural setting and magnificence of the Soutpansberg Mountain backdrop.

Staff-Months

27 Months

COMPLETION DATE

February 2016

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Project Sheet

Staff-Months

27 Months

COMPLETION DATE

February 2016

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Project Sheet