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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Cannon Design

September 8th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Cannon Design

As one of the top medical institutions in the Middle East known for its high-caliber professional staff and state-of-the-art medical techniques, this new Hospital and Research Center project will further enhance the client’s image, expressing its vibrant future and cutting edge clinical care and research practices.  Goals for the project include creating world class healing environments that provide technologically advanced medical care for patients, and a collaborative working situation for medical staff.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Cannon Design)

  • Architect:Cannon Design (In association with DAR al Riyadh)
  • Name of project: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Size: 1.8 million sf
  • Engineers: Cannon Design
  • Photography: Renderings/Drawings by Cannon Design

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Cannon Design)

The project encompasses an institutional master plan and design of four landmark buildings featuring the most current technologies available for building, medical equipment, and healthcare systems.

  • The 360-bed, 72,000 sm Center for Cancer and Liver Diseases, featuring inpatient nursing units, ambulatory clinics, treatment areas, and diagnostic, support, and technical services, will be connected with the existing hospital.
  • The 38,000 sm National Biotechnology Center, comprising a biotechnology research facility, allied health training unit, common public and support areas, multi-story parking, and new gate and access road network, is envisioned as the prime research laboratory and training center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the larger region.
  • The 12,000 sm, six-story, Royal Wing, has its own access road, and evacuation tunnel and is linked at the ground floor with the existing hospital for instant access to the emergency department, VIP outpatient clinics, medical imaging, and support facilities.  A dedicated gate and road network serves the VIP population.
  • The 19,000sm, six-story, EMS and Polyclinic Building is connected to the existing hospital and includes an emergency department, polyclinics, family health clinics, lobby, reception areas, visitor’s center, public amenities,  technical/support facilities, and helipad.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Cannon Design)

A Powerhouse and Service Tunnel System includes a 18,000 sm powerhouse facility and 1,800 m of tunnels to contain service utility systems. Underground parking for 1,200 vehicles provides convenient access to all medical and research buildings.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (Images Courtesy Cannon Design)


Aerial View (Images Courtesy Cannon Design)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Cannon Design)

Plan 01

Plan 02

Plan 03

Plan 04

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One Response to “King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Cannon Design”

  1. Morgan says:

    This is incredible!

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