Building a green hospital

GOING green and sustainable should be the direction that every developer has to take.

In Davao City, a soon-to-rise medical resort facility is anchoring on green architecture as a key feature of its project. The project is Lanang Premier Doctors Hospital, a medical resort and wellness center that is set to erect within the township site - Davao District Park - being developed by Megaworld Corp. in Lanang, Davao City.

Lanang Premier Doctors Hospital Inc. (LPDHI) chairman and chief executive officer Lemuel Podador said in previous interview with SunStar Davao that they ensured to incorporate green architecture in building the hospital because it is sustainable and will highlight the importance of the environment, an important factor in achieving a wellness facility.

“We decided to push for green architecture mainly because of sustainability reasons,” he said.

Green or sustainable architecture, as defined, is architecture that seeks “to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space and the ecosystem at large.”

The P2.5 billion premier hospital had its groundbreaking ceremony in 2017.

The 12-storey hospital building, designed by architect Rafael Tayactac of RT Designs and Architecture will have a 250-bed capacity, spa, pool, a wellness center, nephrology center, and a helipad. The ground area will have coffee shops and restaurants.

To rise in a one-hectare lot, the hospital will later be interconnected with two 16-story towers for residential and commercial spaces.

LPDH was first targeted to be operational in 2018 but construction is still ongoing until this year.


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