As one of the largest public buildings and the most complex health project in New Zealand, the 80,000 square metre Auckland City Hospital is one of five other major hospital projects that MSJ has been involved in across the Tasman.
MSJ worked in collaboration with the local firm Jasmax, to successfully bring together the in-patient services of Auckland, Greenlane and the National Women’s Hospitals. With twenty-four new operating theatres, the nine storey building provides medical services associated with the highest levels of acuity and case complexity, including intensive care neurosurgery, and organ transplantation.
To accommodate 828 beds on a constricted site and also provide natural light to all patient rooms, a design concept was developed to wrap the hospital’s functions around a central atrium space positioned next to the public lift system. The atrium connects all nine levels of the building’s main circulation spine with intersecting bridges to create an impressive entrance lobby and a stimulating internal environment for patients and staff.
MSJ completed the master plan for this campus and provided options for growth and change for a 25-year outlook. The tight urban site entailed an innovative inpatient unit model, resolved issues of three hospitals combining on one campus.
Major Services - Master Plan, Feasibility, Architecture and Interior Design Client - Auckland Health Services Completion - 2003 Value - $150m Awards - Property Council of New Zealand Rider Hunt Building Award 2004 & New Zealand Institute of Architecture Award for Architecture 2004