Nursing Home Addition, Mennonite Christian Hospital

The Shoufeng retirement community is located on a 14.86-hectare ground surrounded by striking mountain scenery, a peaceful and serene setting for Mennonite’s new nursing facility. In accordance with the community plan, the project program consists of a nursing home with a 200-bed capacity.


Designed to meet both medical and administrative needs, this new building features ample parking, equipment rooms and offices on the basement floor; a nursing home, with rooms ranging from 1 to 4 beds, on the ground and second floors, and a staff dormitory on the third floor. An efficient, comfortable and secure healthcare environment is achieved by adopting a double-cross floor plan and locating the nursing stations at the primary circulation nodes. The exterior design articulates a harmonious continuum not just with the existing built environment by using the same color tone of the phase one building, but also with the natural surroundings by utilizing sloping roofs that echoes the contours of the East Rift Valley.


Aiming to realize the Mennonite’s vision, the project is anthropocentrically designed to provide fully-functional living quarters and barrier-friendly facilities to the senior citizens in Hualien and Taitung, who have limited access to quality health care.

Location: Shoufeng Township, Hualien County

Structural System: RC & Partial Steel Truss

Site Area: 148,586 ㎡

Building Coverag: 3,998 ㎡

Total Floor Area: 12,388 ㎡

No. of Stories: 3 floors above ground, 1 underground

Design Period: 2011.11 ~ 2012.10

Construction Period: 2012.11 ~ 2014.11

類別: Continuing-Care Retirement Communities

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