This health centre will eventually provide a full sweep of medical services, from a 209-bed hospital to a rehabilitation centre, nursing school and 150-room hotel for visiting relatives. The complex programme was elaborated by means of a 'brain-storming system' patented by the designers: the Facility Business Plan (TM) 'creates a detailed road map from where the clients are today and how they function to where they seek to be in the future'. The centre is located in a seismic zone, so the reinforced concrete and steel structure is designed to remain fully operational in the event of an earthquake.
Anadolu Health Centre Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2007.
In the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, projects enrolled in the nomination process are documented by the architect(s). In addition to submitting images and drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, building schedule, and, more importantly, design concepts and each project's significance within its own context and to present the project in two A3 panels.