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Vedanta - Cancer Hospital & Research Centre




Project Experience: Jan. 2009 - May. 2011, Mumbai and Naya Raipur, India

My Role: Project Architect, Planner, Knowledge Manager, 3D Visualizer

Team: Ketan Chaudhary, Sundeep Sarangi, Pushpita Khashnobish, Sunanda Satwah - Malik Architecture

Collaboration: Vedanta Medical Research Foundation - Client / Developer, Potential Service Consultants (P) Ltd - Environmental and Structural Engineer

Contribution: Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design, Healthcare

Awards and Recognition: Project shortlisted for the 2011 World Architecture Festival (WAF), and showcased at Barcelona LEED (NC) - Gold Certification (2011)

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As the Project Architect at Malik Architecture, I co-designed the 570,000 sq. ft area (under construction), estimated Rs.1 billion Vedanta Cancer Hospital and Research Centre - an integrated healthcare development specialising in oncology and located at Naya Raipur in India



The newly formed state of Chattisgarh in India, has witnessed large-scale industrial development due to its rich mineral deposits. A master plan for its new capital city (Naya Raipur) has been drawn up and a 350 acre plot of land was adopted by the Vedanta Group to develop a cancer hospital, with adjoining residential, teaching, wellness center & spa facilities on 50 acres, run purely as a philanthropic venture for a state where cancer has overtaken cardiac disease in terms of mortality rates. This hospital would be developed as a tertiary care center, linked to 5 secondary care centers, each served by 3 mobile units.


A patient-centered hospital design was synergistically established as an outcome of a workshop organized and presided over by healthcare organizations, reputed doctors, government and private agencies, and architects. Hospital planning focusing on the physiological and psychological needs of the patient, simultaneously designing 3-dimensional synergistically established interconnectivity for patients, doctors, services and visitors.

A 500,000 Sq.ft area, 350 beds hospital was designed at an estimated cost of Rs. 1 billion. This tertiary care center is to be integrated with five secondary care centers and fifteen primary mobile vans spread throughout the state, catering primarily to patients affected by Cancer.


As the Project Architect, I co-developed architectural presentations, working drawings,details and 3D visualizations while managing design development within the team and coordinating on-site construction. My role included drafting drawings to Atomic Energy Commission of India specifications, obtain necessary approvals and verify on-site construction as per guidelines. Macro level site planning, coordinating an integrated sustainable model included rainwater harvesting, green roof construction, adequate natural ventilation and light, and geo-thermal and solar energy usage.