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.
Cardiac Research and Rehabilitation Center in Kuwait by AGi architects
July 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: AGi architects
The new Kuwait Cardiac Research and Rehabilitation Center is a heart disease specialized center. It includes testing and laboratory departments in groundfloor, outpatient departments in first and second floor and there are also located inside of it a rehabilitation and a research center. The base unit of the hospital typological scheme is a module, which connects each consult room with two exam rooms, giving public access from one side and private from the other.
These modules are combined with interior courtyards, which provide with natural light and ventilation to all the rooms and waiting areas. This configuration create two concentric circulation rings, allowing to separate the paths of patients and medical staff and to ensure easy orientation for patients and faster circulation for doctors.
The empty middle space make place for big courtyards and double heights, which connect vertically all the floors and create a unique public space under the big roof skylight. The building appears as a closed volume for all the façades except for the one facing the sea. The Rehabilitation center is located in this area, so that the users of gym and pool can enjoy the sight and scenery without privacy issues with the surroundings buildings.
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