Al Maha Centre for Children + Young Adults

Al Maha Centre for Children + Young Adults

Al Maha Centre for Children + Young Adults

The Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults is a specialised Healthcare facility focused on providing appropriate and world class care to patients with a range of complex medical needs and developmental challenges. The service profile includes a strong focus on ambulatory services; respite care, outpatient clinics, therapy zones and hydrotherapy as well as programs covering Early Intervention and Autism. Long-term inpatient care will cater to severely disabled children.

The design dovetails both a sensitive environment with the emphasis on a home-like, non-clinical setting for the ambulatory, community and residential accommodation within. The ideas that underpin it were founded on evidence-based design, an integrated service model and a family-centered approach.

The design approach focuses on the notion of context with strong reference to the traditional social and urban patterns and architectural references of the Qatar vernacular.

Al Maha Centre for Children + Young Adults
Hamad Medical Corporation




European Healthcare Design Awards, Highly Commended (2016)
Future Healthcare Design Category
European Healthcare Design
World Architecture Awards, Winner (2015)
Future Health Projects Category
World Architecture Festival
World Architecture Awards, Shortlisted (2015)
World Building of the Year
World Architecture Festival