DM Healthcare Aster Medcity
Kochi/Kerala, India
DM Healthcare Aster Medcity
Kochi/Kerala, India

In a world where health problems and hospitals are multiplying by the day, Aster Medcity aims to make a difference with its patient-centric approach to medical care. Everything is designed with patient comfort in mind. The picturesque waterfront, spacious interiors and advanced facilities create a positive ambience that is conducive to healing.

A world-class quaternary care center, Aster Medcity has eight dedicated centers of excellence and a multispecialty hospital. One of the largest facilities of its kind, it offers 540 beds in the first phase, with plans to add 500 more in the second phase. The digital integration of medical records facilitates seamless teamwork among specialties ensuring comprehensive medical care at affordable cost. All eight centers of excellence are fully equipped, independent facilities with specialized medical teams comprised of consultants, surgeons, trained nurses, technicians and ancillary staff. The eight centers of excellence include cardiac sciences, orthopedics, neurology, nephrology and urology, oncology, gastroenterology and hepatology, women’s health and child health.


The Vision and Design

The client’s vision was to create a state-of-the-art healthcare destination, which will one day become the preferred destination for advanced medical care for patients from across the world. With such a lofty goal, Aster Medcity had to be conceptualized differently from existing hospitals in South Asia. It was designed as a comprehensive medical township, which has a core hospital and many centers of excellence. With academics, an outstanding range of support services and accommodations, Aster Medcity will evolve to be a unique, one-of-its-kind medical ecosystem. Located in a picturesque location in Kochi, Aster Medcity is already home to highly skilled doctors. With the most advanced technology for diagnostics and therapeutics, Aster Medcity has attracted many highly skilled healthcare professionals from abroad as well as the rest of India.

The design philosophy of Aster Medcity is simple: it’s all done for the patient. There are spacious rooms and waiting lounges that are not claustrophobic, patient care areas that assure privacy and easy access to all facilities and an ambience that is soothing to the eyes and mind. Everything is designed for the comfort and convenience of patients; a place that’s peaceful and positive. 

The design is:

Iconic, unique and memorable – a lasting impression, bold and unique forms 

Contemporary and cutting-edge – international and contemporary appeal, incorporates technology, clean lines, simple geometry

A distinct but complementary identity – easily identified entrances for each center of excellence, way finding, healing aura in landscapes  

Inviting, warm and hospitable – respect Indian culture, comforting, non-threatening environment, neutral and complimentary colors, soft forms

Sustainable and local – respect natural surroundings, use regional materials, environmentally sensitive, use local construction methods 


“For our venture into Aster Medcity at Kochi it was imperative to engage a design firm that understood healthcare globally but was able to apply it locally. The quality of work and attention to detail HKS displayed throughout the design process was extremely valuable. We feel extremely fortunate to have found HKS and confident that our new facility will transform healthcare delivery in India.”
|  Anupam Verma, Chief Operating Officer, DM Healthcare   |