Image: Sharon Davis Design
Image: Sharon Davis Design
Image: Sharon Davis Design
Image: Sharon Davis Design

Bayalpata Hospital
Achham, Nepal

Summary

Location Nepal
Coordinates 29° N, 81° E
Occupancy Type Medical Complex
Typology New Construction
Climate Type Subtropical (due to elevation)
Project Area 4,225 m2
Date of Completion 2019
Grid Connectivity Grid-connected
EPI 10 kWh/m2/yr
Architect Sharon Davis Design
Energy Consultants Transsolar KlimaEngineering

Bayalpata Hospital is a medical complex spread across a 7.5 acre hilltop in Achham, Nepal. It includes five medical buildings that house outpatient, inpatient, and antenatal units, along with emergency facilities for 70 beds, operation theatres, a pharmacy, a radiology lab, and other laboratory spaces. It also has an administration block with offices and a 60-seat canteen. Ten single-family houses and an eight-bedroom dormitory serve the hospital’s staff and their families.

Bayalpata Hospital is an architectural expression which is modest in scale and closely and intelligently responds to the site and location. Built from onsite materials and with low-tech construction methods, the complex has managed to minimize the cost-prohibitive transportation of building materials in this mountainous region, thus making it an impeccable zero carbon design.

Bayalpata Hospital, grid-hybrid solar hospital now generates surplus energy, due to the combination of passive design and a 100 kW solar array integrated into the south-facing roofs.

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