Bermuda hospital that located in Hamilton, Bermuda, was designed by Swanke Hayden Connell Architects. The upper levels of the building are organised around a central four storey atrium with skylights – a naturally lit volume which serves as a central element about which the inpatient bedroom floors are arranged. This has allowed the development of inpatient bedroom floors that are subdivided into “neighbourhoods” or small clusters of rooms arranged about this central atrium. The atrium is a positive distraction, bringing natural light into the building centre and serving as a landmark to enhance patient wayfinding. The floor of the atrium contains Surgical Reception, Waiting area and Stage 3 Recovery.
The design of the lower level diagnostic and treatment care areas is carefully integrated with the floors above with a clearly defined circulation system based on the atrium and patient room clusters. The primary corridors on these deep plan floors provide direct visual links to the surrounding landscape, taking advantage of the unique Bermudian environment and providing natural light to all patient zones.