Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabi, The Jewels of Riyadh was designed by Aedas. This was the vision of the Kingdom Hospital, to design an 50,000 sq m hospital (and an additional 30,000 sq m MSCP below ground) that predominantly caters for an out-patient and day case workload. To provide a ‘Care Concept’ that in attending the Kingdom Hospital should be akin to that experienced at a high quality hotel in terms of service, its patients and their families should be treated as honoured guests in the building and the setting does everything humanly possible to make them feel relaxed and cared for.
The architectural concept pushes the boundaries of hospital design with the main aim of challenging what a hospital looks and feels like. With over 30,000 sq m of high quality outpatient ambulatory facilities, Aedas wanted to create a series of pavilions all under one impressive roof structure where all the consultation suites have natural light and a link to landscaping. This was an important element in the creation of the pods that cater for the various clinics required in the brief.