Since 2010, MASS Design Group has worked with the Liberia Ministry of Health in Africa on numerous projects. The masterplan for the New Redemption Hospital in Caldwell aims to avert future epidemics and deliver comprehensive services to a growing population.

The New Redemption Hospital faces the prevailing wind to facilitate natural cross-ventilation. Solar chimneys enhance patient comfort by cooling the wards with fresh air from a microclimate created by the facility’s planted courtyards and adjacent natural wetlands. Air inside the hospital is replaced with outside air 12 times per hour, a rate considered optimal for hospitals.

Content from the exhibition Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics, curated by MASS Design Group and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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New Redemption Hospital, Caldwell, Montserrado County, Liberia, 2017
Renderings: view of outdoor corridors, exterior view of solar chimneys, view of site
Partners: Liberia Ministry of Health, The World Bank; Civil Engineering: Fall Creek Engineering/Sherwood Engineering; Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineering: Mazzetti; Structural Engineering: Nous Engineering; Environmental Engineering: Transsolar; Architect of Record: AEP Consultants, Inc.; Design Specification: Conspectus, Inc.; Quantity Surveyor: GAD Studio

Rendering of a geometric hospital building with multiple chimneys, an undulating roofline, and vertical panels on its glass facade

Renderings: MASS Design Group (Boston, Massachusetts, USA, founded 2008)

Rendering, view from a veranda under pitched roof looking outward towards a courtyard

Renderings: MASS Design Group (Boston, Massachusetts, USA, founded 2008)

Rendering, aerial view of hospital plan site showing meandering geometric building with many raised chimneys

Renderings: MASS Design Group (Boston, Massachusetts, USA, founded 2008)

Featured Image: Renderings: MASS Design Group (Boston, Massachusetts, USA, founded 2008)

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