Al Khor Private Hospital

Lead DesignerSandra Woodall
Prize(s)1st Place in Architecture Categories / Other Architectural Designs
Entry Description

The Al Khor Private Hospital commenced on site in January 2016, once completed it will offer state-of-the-art emergency care and surgical facilities to a growing population, north of Doha, Qatar.
Oriented to minimize solar gain and present the buildings broadest, primary face to the street. The varied scale and massing of the various departments is intended to create an unintimidating, welcoming environment. The entrance plaza and public drop-off are clearly visible from beyond the site; patients and visitors are directed to the main entrance through this plaza where landscaping, water features and clear bilingual signage guide them into the building.
Traditional materials are used in a contemporary manner, including Coral stone panels which provide thermal mass and storage which dissipates heat during the cool evening period. A freestanding frame which rises as an end wall and continues across the roof covering high level building services and mitigate solar gain.