Following a six-year design and construction period, the New Taipei City Tucheng Municipal Hospital Complex, designed by JJP, held its opening ceremony on 7/22. JJP principals Chung Tsai Huang & Chungwei Su were in attendance.
The Department of Health of the New Taipei City Government commissioned the project with Chang Gung Medical Foundation through a BOT (build, operate, and transfer) arrangement. JJP was commissioned to design this regional hospital that meets the standards of a major medical center.
The project consists of 3 below and 15 above grade floors with 1,000 beds and 39 medical divisions. The design adopts the concept of urban transformation, which utilizes local resources with human-oriented medical care. By introducing local cultural characteristics, the hospital embodies warmth with vibrant colors, such as the “tung blossom” motif on the cornerstone. The design utilized BIM and meets all relevant standards, including EEWH gold certification and Intelligent Building silver certification, while promoting an ecologically friendly, energy-saving, waste reduced, and healthy environment. The project received the New Taipei City Urban Design Award in 2017.
Since trial operations began in April, the hospital has effectively integrated the city’s epidemic prevention resources in response to COVID-19. The hospital will eventually become a general teaching hospital while providing advanced medical care for the region.