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Egyptian National Cancer Institute Features Calming Design


Source: Civil Engineering

Busy hospitals are not necessarily known to be calm oases, but the design of the new 9 million sq ft National Cancer Institute in Egypt could potentially challenge that perception. The eight buildings included in the new institute will range in height from 4 to 13 stories and be connected to one another via a massive 6-story underground plinth that will contain staff circulation routes and treatment spaces and the necessary mechanical systems and parking for the campus, as well as a perimeter fire lane. Above ground, verdant courtyards and abundant daylight will be the scenic cornerstones of visitor and patient experiences.

"A campus of this complexity requires an architectural design that facilitates and enables the constant staff movements and logistical coordination," said Anthony Treu, AIA, LEED AP, a senior architect for SOM and the senior designer for the project.

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