Historically a place for the sick and dying, hospitals have the potential to educate and promote health and wellness.
[Twenty five] hospitals were chosen for this list for their architectural beauty and ingenuity, their desire to improve energy efficiency and sustainability, and their first-class care centers.
Many of [these] modern hospital facilities offer educational programs including cooking classes and driver education in an attempt to advance healthy living.
A number of these facilities house meditation areas and gardens onsite, a further attempt to soothe and heal through the creation of a peaceful and compassionate environment.
17. Aga Khan University Hospital
Established in 1985 as the University’s primary teaching hospital, the Aga Khan University Hospital is located on a 65-acre site with medical and nursing schools, housing for staff and students, and a mosque.
Envisioned by Payette Architects, the hospital’s design carefully considers Karachi’s natural environment as well as the region’s cultural setting and values.
With 721 beds, the hospital seeks to promote human welfare and the spread of knowledge to the people of Pakistan.
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By BMSN Staff
Posted April 2015
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