450 BED HOSPITAL IN JEDDAH - Saudia Arabia


At the end of 1994 we were asked to prepare a hospital design for a land located in Al Jamaa District of Jeddah. The site was on the main road to Makkah, with a total area of 10,000 m2.

The building covers the whole site in the first two floors, but the ground floor walls are set 3,5 meter inside the external columns, leaving a covered pedestrian way all around. Our design can be described as two storey lower base block, surrounded by an arcade all around the site and four inpatient blocks continuing over it. There are three walk in entrances of the hospital and they are, the main entrance on the Makkah Road, emergency entrance from the right and outpatient entrance from the left sides. The program of the lower block includes entance halls, shopping areas, cafeteria, administration, admitting, conference hall, outpatient facilities, pharmacy, diagnostic and emergency departments. The third floor of the back side which is over the emergency, and daignostic activities, has been designed as the surgical department with the intensive care units at the other side of the atrium. The building has three basement floors for services, techical rooms and closed parking purposes.

Inpatient units is as an H shape block with an atrium at the middle and day light can permeate from both sides of the building and enrich the atrium area which encloses visitor cafeteria at the mezannine floor. There are four groups of inpatient rooms, each with three elevators and two stairs and all the departments are connected to each other by bridges flying in the atrium. The inpatient blocks are 7 storey and set back an axis from the lower blocks. Staff restaurant and recreation facilities are designed on the roof floor, leaving a terrace all around the building. Four service cores are continuing over the roof, with mechanical rooms at the top and an heliport at the middle.

Client : Ahmed Badeib
Contractor : Jeehan Contracting Co
Design completion : 1995
Total constraction area : 60,000 m2