The extended construction of Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital designed by Lemanarc won the Winning Prize in 2013 international WAN’s (world architecture news)medical project


The extension of Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital designed by Lemanarc SA won the Winning Prize in 2013 international WAN’s (world architecture news) medical project. It’s the only Chinese project in a large number of works. The hospital was built in 2012, and officially put into use on 5th December of that year. World Architecture News is a competition award for the development of architecture design industry. World Architecture News was founded in 2005, and it is currently a world leading press in architecture field. In 2007, WAN won the first prize in Google architectural news, and has been maintaining its leading position. In addition to being an unparalleled news source agency, offering services for developers, organizations, consultant agencies, students and architects in more than 120 countries, WAN has established some awards which are highly recognized and valued by now on a global scale; and competitions and awards are always the essential elements for architects to win new projects. Last year, WAN received more than 1300 applications, and became the biggest international architecture award. All projects were assembled in a special album, and involved in more than 200,000 property developers, architects, consultants and organizations from 210 countries. After 5 years of its establishment, in 2013, it selected the best architecture from large numbers of works from all over the world, because of their respective characters, such as singularity, innovation, sustainability and design. At the same time, this award can vigorously promote the relationship among architects, clients, and investors, and they regard the award as the key element for success.

This year, the medical part’s judges(Pamela Bates of Hopkins Architects, Bromme Cole of Hampton Hoerter China, John Hicks of AECOM, Stanton Kroenert of Woods Bagot and Mike Rawlinson of Spire Healthcare)finally choose two award-winning projects, and list eight outstanding projects of special honor. 

Winners :  

-       Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – North London Hospice (Winner – completed category)  

-       White Arkitekter AB – Psychiatric Clinic, Borås, Sweden (Winner- Future future category)  

-       The Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower by Perkins+Will (Shortlist)

-       The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center by PageSoutherlandPage (Shortlist)

-       The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children by HKS (Shortlist)

-       The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital by architecture+ (Shortlist)

-       The Montefiore Hospital completed by IBI Nightingale (Commended)

       The Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital Healing Gardens by Lemanarc SA (Commended)

-       The Centre for Cancer and Health in Copenhagen by NORD Architects (Commended)

-       The Ambulance Spoke Station by the Hamad Medical Corporation (Commended)

About Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Stanton Kroenert said that : the design has an interesting combination of traditional form and futurism aesthetics, and create a building which is brand new and also has a sense of déjà vu. The visual feeling in this design proves an interesting response to a complex problem: how to build new buildings in a sensitive way; it includes its own unique way, also, it respects history. Therefore, this architecture is thought excellent and worthwhile to be commended specially.