Year of Completion: 1980
In modern times, when hospitals are generally associated with sleek, contemporary glass facades, concrete and aluminum composite panels, Kabliji Hospital breaks all norms with its simple, contextually relevant architecture. Located on the rural outskirts of Gurgaon, the aim of Kabliji is to provide modern medical and surgical facilities to the villagers who live here. Identifying the need for a familiar, comfortable environment for the distressed patients, the building borrows from the local architectural vocabulary of the humble rubble masonry and pitched roofs. Since a rural hospital cannot be expected to have state-of-the-art central air conditioning facilities, emphasis was given to passive design to create a built form with reduced dependency on artificial cooling and lighting.
The architect contributed on a charitable basis to create a socially relevant building, which was much needed in this rural area.