Pingtung Christian Hospital, Phase I Redevelopment, Pingtung
The new hospital is located within the original hospital site on Da-Lien road, to be built in phases according to a master plan proposed by our office. Phase I of construction primarily includes the out-patient department and 150 beds; the major in-patient building is to be built in Phase II. Christian hospitals in Taiwan, especially in the Pingtung area, generally aim to serve the lower-income populace, thus economy in space planning and ease of maintenance are important considerations. The design, however also wished to create the image of a modern, advanced hospital intended for the benefit of the people. The building is six stories high with basement, about 9,500 sq.m. in area, had a construction cost NT$168,000,000, and was completed in September, 1989.