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Primary healthcare center

This project, 20km west of Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu, lies in the southernmost part of the Indian peninsula. With a low budget, the project serves to improve healthcare in this hot and semi-arid rural region.

The compact and small-scale building distinguishes between a high-tech medical core and a low-tech surrounding layer. Construction was completed in September 2011, and is reported to be functioning well.

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Healthcare center completed and in service
Innovative architecture focused on infrastructure for communities
Comments of the Jury for the Region Asia Pacific
Project Entry 2011 for Asia Pacific
Project Details
Dharmapuri, India
Rajesh Renganathan
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Rajesh Renganathan
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