An epochal institution, draped in a scalable modular design, is unfurling its wings in the celestial city of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The Sri Venkateswara Institute of Cancer Care & Advanced Research emerges as a redefinition of healthcare design in India, a visionary tapestry of tradition and innovation meticulously woven into the architectural fabric.
Across four levels, this avant-garde facility stands as a beacon, signalling a departure from the conventional and heralding the dawn of a new era in cancer care. In a strategic alliance with Tata Trusts, Edifice Consultants embarked on a mission to transcend the boundaries of conventional healthcare infrastructure. The resultant architectural marvel not only caters to immediate healthcare needs but stands as a blueprint for the future, a testament to the marriage of form and function.
At its nucleus, the Cancer Care Hospital is a modular masterpiece, designed with prescience to maintain spatial coherence across present and future cancer care centres in India. With a projected surge of 30 million cancer patients in India by 2025, this scalable model positions itself as an adaptable prototype ready to navigate the dynamic healthcare landscape. The brilliance of this design lies in its democratic approach, breaking down barriers to entry and making cancer care inclusive for diverse stakeholders.
This innovative model, a strategic alliance of foresight and functionality, allows for the initiation of cancer care at a modest scale, poised to grow organically with the demands of the future. Beyond functionality, the design radiates a commitment to sustainability, seamlessly blending with the natural surroundings and embodying environmental consciousness.
Before the first brick was laid, a critical phase involved translating the client’s vision into a tangible form. This intricate dance harmonised clinical and operational exigencies, resulting in a facility that not only caters to immediate healthcare needs but serves as a beacon for the future of medical architecture.
Every corner of the Cancer Care Hospital echoes patient-centric design principles. Bathed in natural light, therapeutic spaces prioritise the well-being of patients. Thoughtfully incorporated spaces for relatives recognise their integral role in the healing process, while clean departmental planning ensures ease of navigation, minimising anxiety levels for users.
Clinical functionality is optimised through strategic adjacencies, enhancing staff efficiency and healthcare outcomes. The integration of cutting-edge equipment, locally sourced materials, and energy management systems exemplifies a commitment to sustainability, promoting energy conservation and reducing the ecological footprint. In summation, the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Cancer Care & Advanced Research in Tirupati is more than a healthcare facility; it is an architectural symphony orchestrating a future where scalability, patient-centric design, and sustainability converge seamlessly. As a trailblazer in healthcare architecture, this institute not only addresses the pressing healthcare challenges of today but also shapes a more accessible, efficient, and sustainable healthcare horizon for tomorrow.
Client: Tata Trusts (ACF)
Scope: Architecture, Interior Design
Built-up Area: 1,55,726 Sq ft
Plot Area: 26.47 Acres
Ravi co-founded Edifice, and is the Director at Edifice. A recipient of numerous awards and recognitions from within the fraternity, Ravi has been instrumental in growing Edifice to our current pre-eminent position, within the profession. He currently oversees Edifice’s brand management, handles Key Clients, and participates in the creative design process. Ravi also delivers lectures on the design and practice of Architecture as well as serves on the jury of various eminent design award competitions. Additionally he spends time in Identifying new leaders and grooming them to be future leaders within Edifice.