JSW Sanjeevani Multi-speciality Hospital

SJK Architects

As the first multispecialty hospital in Maharashtra’s infrastructure-starved Dolvi village, the JSW Sanjeevani Hospital offers quality healthcare to the local community while fostering the region’s economic and infrastructural development. Providing over 13 specialised consultancies catering to local medical needs, the hospital diverges from typical intimidating hospital environments, prioritising both physical and emotional wellbeing for patients, staff, and visitors.

Passive design strategies optimise natural light and ventilation to minimise airborne infection transmission, while integrating nature and traditional art forms through landscaped terraces and Gond and Kalamkari murals to enhance emotional comfort. Warm tones in the material palette, comprising ochre flooring, earth-colored walls and brown roof, reflect local context and cultivate a sense of belonging. Air conditioning is limited to critical clinical spaces, conserving energy—saving 50 watts per square meter.

In a country where it is common for people residing in rural areas to move to urban areas for livelihood, the hospital has created local employment to decrease distressed migration. More than 235 people have been employed from nearby villages—99 per cent of the hospital staff, including specialised doctors, live within a 25-kilometer radius.

The environmentally and socially sustainable design has transformed a barren, slag-filled site into a green oasis for healing and recovery.


Furniture: Space wood. Lighting: Lighting Technologies, Optol. Finishes: Somany Tiles India, Johnson Tiles. Local Stones: Ita Gold & Kota: Fittings & Fixtures: Hindware, Jaquar.


Photography: Rajesh Vora & Nivedita Gupta