Visit to Fortis Gurugram

An educational visit to ‘FORTIS HOSPITAL, GURUGRAM’ was organized by School of Architecture and Planning (SOAP) on 3rd August 2017 for the 4th year students of Architecture, as a part of their curriculum of ‘Architecture Design’. The faculties accompanying the students were Ar. Hemani Singh and Ar. Nisha Sharma. The aim of this visit is to make students understand the concept, idea, functionality and services of hospital buildings. The hospital was designed by Ar. Rajinder Kumar.

At the hospital site the students understood the following aspects of site planning :

  • location,
  • entrance,
  • access,
  • parking,
  • building façade,
  • volume and voids proportions, etc.


The students observed floor wise planning on different floors. Basement

  • Admin area
  • Service yard
  • Electro Mechanical Services
  • Radiation therapy


Lower ground floor

  • Oncology OPD
  • Laundry
  • CSSD
  • Radiology
  • Emergency
  • Physiotherapy


Upper ground

  • Maternity ward
  • Spa kitchen
  • Food court
  • Finance department
  • Shop arcade
  • Health checkup


First floor

  • Maternity surgical & IDR
  • Chemo and dialysis
  • Auditorium
  • General ward
  • Blood band/ lab


Second floor

  • Surgical suites
  • ICU
  • Cath labs


Third and fourth floor

  • Single and dual occupancy rooms Fifth floor
  • Conference Rooms
  • Suites


The students observed the different functions of the hospital and prepared a presentation based on the following:

  • the segregation of public, semi-public and private spaces
  • placement of different functions
  • floor wise segregation
  • blocking and Area analysis
  • open and built proportions
  • Vertical and horizontal connectivity of different functions.
  • Services.

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