More so than other project types, Healthcare projects bring with them a series of specific requirements. These include spatial and functional norms, activity flow, adjacencies and circulation; Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing standards, which relates not just to the comfort and convenience of users but also to the equipment, systems and infection control protocols and procedures in place as well as material and finishes usage. To aid, regulate and streamline the healthcare design process, a number of guidelines are already in place, put together by various organizations such as the AIA, FGI, various accreditation bodies like the JCI etc.
These requirements are apart from the local, national and life safety regulations as well as energy conservation / green building measures. Naturally, the process of putting together a hospital has come to involve a large number of professionals working together, each with specialised knowledge about his field.
Lost in this complex process are the actual users - the patients, their relatives and the staff. ANA's response to Healthcare design centers around them. Our approach sensitively mediates the functional complexities of Healthcare planning with the emotional aspects of human responses to the built environment. Blending our technical expertise along with the age old tools of all Architecture, such as the sun, earth and wind - responses to these and the social and cultural milieu of the place - and keeping in mind the attitudes and aspirations of the people who use the building; we strive toward the creation of beautiful spaces, of healing spaces; the creation of Hope, of Joy.
For healthcare projects, the firm has working relationship with Eurohealth Systems LLC, Dubai.