Preliminary Design – Apollo Proton Therapy Center

ClientApollo Hospital
Scope30.000m2 FGA
PeriodApril-June 2016
ExpertiseArchitecture, Interior Design, Project Management, Contract Management, Cost Management
TeamFreerk Hoekstra, Shu-Yan Tang, Jan Brantjes, Freek Leber, Sander Vorselman

The Challenge

Royal HaskoningDHV was invited to design the façade and interior concept for the new ambitious Apollo Proton Therapy Center. This hospital will be the first Proton Therapy Center in India.

The project brought a number of challenges including the design co-ordination between the various design teams (RHDHV NL/India, the design team of the approved contractor and the design team of the client).

The main challenge in this process was to develop a suitable design for a building that was already under construction. With various studies we examined different design options to connect the façade and interior to the existing building volume and structure.


Our Solution

Royal HaskoningDHV started from the key principles of quality and the client’s interest. Therefore the preliminary design was developed and presented to the board of Apollo in Chennai by the combined RHDHV architectural team of the Netherlands and India. Together we combined our western expertise with local knowledge.

Besides the demand for a unique façade and a luxurious interior design, the architects of RHDHV also emphasized their sustainability ambitions. With solar shading and energy-generating façade options RHDHV convinced Apollo that RHDHV was able to combine aesthetics with durability in their architecture.


The Outcome

The aspirations to deliver the concept fast and the high design ambitions of Apollo were all taken into account within this project. Despite the complexity of the project the preliminary design was completed on time and to excellent quality standards. Due to parametric 3D design methods RHDHV was able to deliver multiple design options in a very short time.

Apollo Protonen Therapie Centrum



Freerk Hoekstra

Freerk Hoekstra MSc BNA

Senior Architect

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