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SOM’s State-of-the-Art Hospital for Abu Dhabi

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Source: Azure

Today, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City is a sprawling urban park of clinics, blood banks, and long-term care units separated by wide swaths of parking located right in Abu Dhabi’s green heart. The oldest and most prominent of these buildings is Abu Dhabi Central Hospital, a yellow brick fortress erected in the late 1960s, and already scaled down from a 200-bed facility to a trauma centre and outpatient unit.In 2013, the entire block will be razed and replaced by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s reimagined Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.

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