Max Hospital at Shalimar Bagh is a new 300 bed tertiary care facility in the North of Delhi catering for specialties in Interventional Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgeries, Neuro-Sciences, Trauma and Critical Care. The building is constructed on a 1-hectare greenfield site, comprising two basements, ground floor for out-patients, diagnostic and other facilities, plus nine floors of support, surgical, intensive care, and patient facilities contained within the rear high rise tower block. As requested by the client, the building has been fully designed to Vaastu principles, and the completed building sets higher standards of planning and design than those specified in the original flagship campus. The qualities of the interiors are unparalleled within the local healthcare sector, providing a comprehensive patient-focused healing environment in full accordance with international design principles and standards.

The design intent was to create slick circulation systems to seamlessly orient patients, staff, and visitors at the first entry to the site. A specific plan, at first glance, is set out primarily along the northeast axis, considered to be the most preferred orientation according to Vastu. Thoughtfully planned service floors render lots of usable space that is free of F.A.R.

A fascinating thought forms the genesis of this idea, which says that a hospital should not appear to be a place of sickness; it should rather smell of coffee to enliven the aura of the space with vibrant ambience. The hospital has a state-of-the-art doctor's lounge for all in-house and other doctors. The team at CDA aimed to achieve the highest standards of efficiency and economic viability in the operation of the building. It is duly equipped with solar panels, uses limited glass and a mechanism for reusing rainwater. Max Shalimar Bagh has achieved a LEED GOLD rating for its energy-efficient design.



Project Name: Max Super Speciality Hospital
Tagline: A Sustainable and Healing Model of Care
Location: Shalimar Bagh, Delhi
Client: Max Healthcare
Year of Completion: 2013
Built Area: 107,640 sq ft