AR CHRISTOPHER BENNINGER CREATES RS 700 CR SASSOON HOSPITAL PLAN | PUNE
Surfaces Reporter|June - July 2021
Veteran architect Christopher Benninger has created an ambitious Rs 700 Cr plan for the redevelopment of Sassoon Hospital, Pune out of which Rs 100 Cr has already been sanctioned by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for the initial phase. According to the hospital authorities, the Master Plan is created to develop the hospital for the next hundred years. The plan was submitted to the state and the phase-wise development will commence with the construction of hostels for postgraduate doctors and nurses.

The veteran architect who also resides in Pune has taken up the project as Pro bono (for the public good) and took three months to design the master plan of one of the oldest hospitals in the country. The redevelopment will also increase the capacity of the hospital by 1000 beds.

As covered by SURFACES REPORTER many times, designing public spaces is one of the fortes of the master architect with award-winning projects including Mahindra United World College of India, Pune; Azim Premji University at Bengaluru, IIT Hyderabad, Heritage Campus of College of Engineering Pune and Pune University etc. Ar Benninger has also designed hospitals like KEM in Pune and a 200-bed facility at Life Care in Latur.

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