Shigeru Ban Architects and Ukraine-based studio ABMK to create a six-story building that will expand for Ukraine’s largest hospital in Lviv and will be constructed of cross-laminated timber (CLT).
The building will be located around a central atrium containing a reception area surrounded by open wooden columns and will have the form of a rectangular block with a latticed façade and a pronounced wooden entrance canopy.
“Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, the country’s largest hospital is reaching capacity and is in urgent need of expansion,” says studio ABMK.
“Shigeru Ban Architects in collaboration with local architects AMBK, will deliver a new surgical center for the existing emergency hospital to be able to treat more patients.”
The purpose of this project is to increase the hospital’s capacity and address the urgent need for additional space due to the ongoing war in the country.
The new surgical center was announced by the Lviv Mayor at the Lviv Urban Forum in late June.
The rectangular block features a gridded facade with a striking timber entrance canopy.
Inside, the building is centered around a spacious atrium, housing the reception area and surrounded by exposed timber columns.
To ensure the stability and integrity of the construction without the need for metal joints, the design was developed in collaboration with the Swiss engineering studio, Hermann Blumer.
This innovative approach to construction will allow the hospital to treat more patients and provide much-needed medical care.
Construction of this six-story building is scheduled to commence early next year.
Project: Lviv Surgical Hospital Expansion
Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects and Studio ABMK
Lead Architect: Shigeru Ban
Structural Engineering: Hermann Blume
Renderings: Shigeru Ban Architects