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

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.