IMK Architects Won an International Award for a HealthCare Project

Date: 16 March 2022.

The Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre (SUHRC) in Lavale near Pune thrust into the limelight on February 11 2021 as the Mumbai-based architecture and urban design firm IMK Architects who created its exception architectural design and overall structure was honoured as a Supreme Winner at the prestigious 2021 Surface Design Awards, London. It is one of the UK’s premier awards which keeps focusing on interior and exterior surface design in buildings. This healthcare architects in India was admired for the use of Compressed Stabilised Earth Bricks (CSEB) at SUHRC which respected the environment and the local context of the building.

CSEB is not like regular fired clay bricks that used timbre. CSEB is a naturally-compressed, sundried earthen brick made of locally available red soil, sand, and murum(deep red/brown soil found in tropical regions) which is low-cost and environment-friendly. These bricks were manufactured on-site by a block-making machine. This reduces transportation costs and material wastage as well as carbon emissions. As a result CSEB is being used on this scale anywhere across the world.

SUHRC building is strategically positioned by IMK Architects to minimize the cut-and-fill of the hill site. The firm also created a balance between light and shade with adequate skylights, inner courtyards, and terraces gardens. The entire hospital campus has turned into a biophilic space that promotes the early healing of admitted patients. IMK Architects completed the first phase within a year and a half and the second phase with 600 beds was done within eight months.

SUHRC represents a new and progressive face for healthcare infrastructure in India. This project is a great exemplar of passive design and sustainability.

IMK Architects is one of the best healthcare architects in India. The firm has 50 years of experience in designing hospitals and is constantly striving to build the best Next Generation healthcare units.

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