King Faisal and Prince Mohammed Medical Cities
King Faisal and Prince Mohammed Medical Cities are part of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia's vision to create world-class healthcare centers throughout the Kingdom. The medical cities are nearly identical in design, as they each include a 500 bed main hospital plus five specialty hospitals, as well as retail outlets, a hotel, a mosque and a housing development. The only significant difference between the cities is the number of patient beds—King Faisal Medical City will have 1,350 beds whereas Prince Mohammed Medical City will have 1,000 beds. Both are designed to de-institutionalize healthcare through patient and family-centric healthcare delivery and through the integration of the built and natural environment.
The architecture and design of the campuses is based on Islamic geometry, specifically the eight-sided star derived from a square; a motif from the Abha region of the Kingdom. In addition to a new general hospital, the medical cities will include two additional wings housing five specialty hospitals: cardiology, neurology, oncology, rehabilitation and ophthalmology. Organized around a central landscaped plaza atop a below-grade parking structure, the components of the architectural components of the medical cities will create a coherent hierarchy of space and circulation.
- 2013 Highly Commended - Hospital Build Middle East Awards
- Type of Construction: New Construction
- Professional Services: Conceptual Design, Construction Administration, Design Development, Schematic Design
- Project Components: Ambulatory Services, Atrium/Lobby, Cardiology, Inpatient Beds, Intensive Care Unit, Meditation Space, On-stage/Off-stage Circulation, Rehabilitation
- Project Type: Acute Care Hospital, Campus Master Plan, Cardiac Center, General Hospital Campus, Surgery Center
- Related Projects: Acute Care, Architecture, Healthcare, Specialty Centers
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