Sightour Ophthalmic Hospital

  • area / size 21,500 sqft
  • Completed 2020
  • Location Hangzhou, China,
  • Type Clinic,
  • M Moser Associates designed the Sightour Ophthalmic Hospital with human-centric experiences for patients in Hangzhou, China.

    When Sightour set up its first hospital in China, it was looking to build a flagship medical facility to provide high quality, professional medical services and reinforce brand image. As a new premium brand in the ophthalmic industry, the aspiration was become a leader by offering human-centric experiences leveraging advanced treatment techniques and procedures. This new 2,000 sq. m project would also set the benchmark for future facilities as the brand expands across other cities.

    Located in a complex along the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the facility occupies a three-story standalone building with a strong historical heritage that inspired the design. In order to make the most of the site’s origins, water and light elements guide the design, blending aspects of the canal’s past with a bright future.

    Taking the form of a pupil, the iconic central graphics in the lobby represent the strength and professionalism of Sightour’s ophthalmic services, taking contours of Hangzhou’s landmarks to create a memorable, round-shaped skyline.

    Linear light bars and metal strips create visual depth and variety, drawing the visitor’s gaze to the brand logo on the far side.

    By adopting advanced medical design concepts and construction techniques, spaces including the examination, consulting, and operating rooms have been designed to address the vision of “medicine evolving through technology”.

    To address patient wellbeing and transparency, consultation rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Bringing in natural light and establishing visual connection with the outdoor space, this comfortable, warm environment provides a place for patients to relax.

    Bright coloured furniture in the ophthalmic examination rooms brings vitality to the clinic environment.

    The top floor has been designed for education, training and as a workspace for staff. A combination of white walls and wood grain in the public corridor provide a natural sense of space, extending the depth of the view. The skylight introduces ample natural light, creating an open and delicate view to resemble the successful visibility that can be obtained from the company’s eye treatments.

    Electrically controlled glass observation windows sit on one side of the operating rooms near the public corridor. By adjusting the glass transparency, patients and their families can observe the operation process before surgery, to help ease concerns. In addition, the design of the operating rooms takes into account the space requirements of clinical training.

    Design: M Moser Associates
    Photography: Edward Shi