The Project takes place in Riyadh which is the capital of KSA as well as country’s financial hub. The design originates from the idea of integrating the occupants’ experiences into architecture and creating a new urban landmark. The space which is created between two masses, emphasizes the main entrance and creates an inviting courtyard. The 400-bed capacity hospital is built in 23,000 m2 area according to AIHC standards. Having an exceptional focus on maternity services, high-risk pregnancy unit and the hospital, gives the medical and surgical assistance, emergency as well as ICU and NICU services. Applying sustainable building materials and construction techniques, sustainable design principles have been incorporated into the design such as energy and water use reduction.
Optimizing the design for daily workflow of publicly served the building and creating a strong urban impact therewithal.
The site is zoned according to varied space requirements. The primary mass which is the hospital building is put on the main street as the main and emergency entrances will have quick access. The central landscape arrangement is done at the backside of the site to add public value for the neighborhood. The residential mass is set apart to provide privacy and access to public areas. The main hospital mass is separated into two main parts in accordance with the function and traffic. The gateway created between aforementioned two masses to emphasize the entrance and the access to the public landscape at the backyard.Several courtyards are introduced to maximize the amount of room benefits from daylight. To control the sun exposure and provide optimum daylight the tilted glass facade is preferred where the administration functions are located. Finally, a roof shade is designed as an integrative solution to enclose two masses and main gateway as one entity as well as to reduce solar gain.