Hospice with 50 beds ● Year 1983-84 ● Built up Area 3,500 Sqm
The Shanti Avedna Sadan is India’s first Hospice, an institution that takes care of the advanced terminally ill Cancer patients. It is neither a hospital nor a home, but is in fact both, offering the specialized care of a hospital together with the love of a home
The architectural design leverages the proximity of the site by ensuring that the patient spaces have an expansive view to the horizon – an apt spiritual metaphor in the face of intimations of mortality.The layout of wards further achieves the client’s objective of providing a mutually supportive environment for the community of patients facing extreme pain, distress and the inevitable end. We derive great satisfaction from having had the opportunity to contribute to the institutions noble efforts to provide a measure of peace and comfort to the dying.