Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
  • Client Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
  • Expertise Healthcare
  • Region Middle East
  • Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Project Facts
  • Status Design Complete
  • Design Finish Year 2014
  • Size Building Height: 57 meters Number of Stories: 8 Building Gross Area: 279,000 square meters
  • Awards
    2012, Best Sustainable Hospital Project Award, Hospital Build & Infrastructure 2012, WAN Awards Healthcare Sector: Unbuilt, World Architecture News (WAN) 2012, Design Award: Unbuilt, Honorable Mention, Modern Healthcare 2012, Public Sector, Institutional & Cultural Project of the Year, Middle East Architect Magazine 2013, Healthcare Design Award, Unbuilt, AIA – Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) 2014, Design Award for Unbuilt Projects, AIA – Middle East 2014, International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 2013, Future Health Project, Design & Health International Academy 2013, Spark Spaces: Bronze, Spark Awards 2012, Best Sustainable Development Award, Cityscape Abu Dhabi
  • Collaborators
    Fluidity Design Consultants Buro Happold Consulting Engineers Fisher Marantz Stone Thomas Balsley Associates Pentagram Bws International Tilke Engineers & Architects Icme Management Consultants Wagner Fire Safety Management Consultants Cooper & Wilcock Cyber Consultants, Llc Liberact Mcts Chabowski Consultants Medical Planning & Research International Mprinternational Its Joint Venture
Project Facts
  • Status Design Complete
  • Design Finish Year 2014
  • Size Building Height: 57 meters Number of Stories: 8 Building Gross Area: 279,000 square meters
  • Awards
    2012, Best Sustainable Hospital Project Award, Hospital Build & Infrastructure 2012, WAN Awards Healthcare Sector: Unbuilt, World Architecture News (WAN) 2012, Design Award: Unbuilt, Honorable Mention, Modern Healthcare 2012, Public Sector, Institutional & Cultural Project of the Year, Middle East Architect Magazine 2013, Healthcare Design Award, Unbuilt, AIA – Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) 2014, Design Award for Unbuilt Projects, AIA – Middle East 2014, International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 2013, Future Health Project, Design & Health International Academy 2013, Spark Spaces: Bronze, Spark Awards 2012, Best Sustainable Development Award, Cityscape Abu Dhabi
  • Collaborators
    Fluidity Design Consultants Buro Happold Consulting Engineers Fisher Marantz Stone Thomas Balsley Associates Pentagram Bws International Tilke Engineers & Architects Icme Management Consultants Wagner Fire Safety Management Consultants Cooper & Wilcock Cyber Consultants, Llc Liberact Mcts Chabowski Consultants Medical Planning & Research International Mprinternational Its Joint Venture

Conceived as three hospitals in one, this massive complex in the heart of Abu Dhabi combines a general hospital with medical centers for women and children. This shared-services model enhances patient care while improving efficiency. Once complete, the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City will be the largest hospital in the United Arab Emirates.

Aesthetically, the design seeks to strike a balance between the local heritage and a modernist vocabulary. Orthogonal in plan, the campus will feature a series of glass boxes anchored to a two-story, stone-clad plinth. Upper levels of the complex will contain patient rooms, while the podium will house emergency rooms, operating theaters, the radiology department, and outpatient clinics. Additionally, this base will offer amenities such as cafes, shops, and prayer rooms. To help achieve an atmosphere of serenity, the design calls for natural materials, diffused light, and lush gardens.