Abu Dhabi, UAE
Located on a prominent site in Abu Dhabi, 35 kilometers from the future Abu Dhabi Central Business District, sits the 500 bed, tertiary, Mafraq Hospital. The Mafraq Hospital was commissioned by the Ministry of Health in 1983 and serves as a general hospital for the city of Abu Dhabi and referral center for clinic specialties for the whole of the United Arab Emirates.
Surrounded by and environmentally sensitive landscape design, the hospital is distinguished architecturally by four prominent patient towers designed in a bold, contemporary style that expresses the state-of-the-art healthcare taking place within.
The hospital will initially provide 499 beds and is designed to expand internally to 745 beds, based on the demand and population growth. Each tower contains no more than 30 single rooms per floor, nurses’ stations and patient control centers. All rooms have large windows, providing ample amounts of natural light.
Architect of Record: Burt Hill
AE7 Staff and Role: Erik Hokanson, George Girgis, Tomas Gulisek. (Architects)