King Faisal Medical City
King Faisal Medical City is a part of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia's vision to create world-class healthcare centers throughout the kingdom. The project consists of 1,350 beds in a general hospital and five specialty hospitals (cardiology, neurology, oncology, rehabilitation and ophthalmology), as well as retail outlets, a hotel, a mosque and housing. It is 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 entire campus is based on Islamic geometry, and specifically, on the eight-sided star derived from a square; a motif from the Abha region of the Kingdom. Organized around a central landscaped plaza atop a below-grade parking structure, the components of the new medical city will create a coherent hierarchy of space and circulation. Every aspect of the design was influenced by evidence-based design to create healing environments, and the latest technology is interwoven throughout the campus, including infrastructure for telemedicine.
- 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