A Study on Hierarchy of Spatial Configuration in Outpatient Department of General Hospital
Hospitals require special construction and thus must be planned by classifying traffic lines into patient and caregiver traffic lines, visitor traffic lines, medical team traffic lines, and supply traffic lines. As such, it is necessary to consider patients' traffic lines by taking into account their symptoms and characteristics, and create a pleasant living space in terms of hospital planning. Therefore, this study aims to provide basic data for planning the spatial organization of hospitals
... tion of hospitals based on a hierarchical analysis of space, and it is carried out in the process of theoretical study and derivation of space syntax. The subjects of analysis are large-scale university hospitals in Korea with at least 600 beds, and the results are as follows. 1) As a result of deriving connectivity, it was found that the waiting hall and corridor area connecting the waiting hall tend to be high, and have high availability and thus are likely to be in traffic. 2) In terms of integration, the lobby core area turned out to be high, which shows that the traffic lines of spatial cognition to move from one floor to another in the outpatient department are favorable. Similarly, the corridor is high, and there is a need for research to plan the spatial structure and increase cognition in connection with corridors with high integration. 3) The subjects of analysis take a circulative structure, and the structural intelligibility of space is 0.6, indicating low spatial cognition; thus, a structure with hierarchical continuity seems appropriate in designing the outpatient department.