The Vedanta Institute of Oncological Sciences is designed to be, first and foremost, patient-centric.This facility represents a convergence and merging of science and spirituality, and nowhere is this more symbolised than at the extremities of the building spine.

It is a representation of our collective acknowledgement that, when confronted with the difficult and ambiguous issue of our own impermanence, the journey within can often provide answers that external sources often fail to yield.

Individual out-patient pods corresponding to different parts of the human anatomy are arrayed in a north-facing water-body, interspersed with landscaped courts and connected to the street via sub-spines. These pods are differentiated by their modified roof profiles, manipulated individually within a common structural framework to bring north light into the waiting areas, a principle that extends into the main street and the sub-spines.

Major diagnostics, radiotherapy and the proposed proton accelerator are functions that require very restricted natural light and are therefore arrayed on the south of the spine as solid bunkers, where they shield the spine and the intermediate courtyards from the harsh south sun. The street ensures highly streamlined patient movement whilst always keeping them in contact with nature.

The 1st level of the facility is restricted primarily to the doctor and staff areas, and these have been translated as diagrams connecting volumes to critical points of contact below. The operation theatres, surgical ICU's, and medical ICU's are also located at this level, as is a compact cardiac facility.

A thorough study was done to ensure the sustainability of this building. All flat roofs are being developed as green areas, solar panels have been used extensively on south and west facing areas. Orientations have been studied for glazing and wind movements. The major circulation areas have been designed for natural ventilation in good weather, and free-cooling in warm weather..

We have tried to develop a model that is as technologically progressive as it is humane, a salve for both the body and the mind.

  • Vedanta Group
  • Chattisgarh
  • 50 Acres (20 Ha)
  • 49,795
  • Conceptualized
  • Kamal Malik, Arjun Malik, Ketan Chaudhary, Sundeep Sarangi, Sunanda Satwah, Pushpita Maitra, Swati Sachdeva, Binaifer Anklesaria, Meghana Tipnis, Apoorva Thakkar.
  • None


  • Potential
  • Dikshit Consultant
  • Dikshit Consultant
  • Dikshit Consultant


  • B. E. Billimoria