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King Saud University Hospital, Riyadh - Medical City Extension Project, MCEP

Photo: Samark architecture & design AB and C.F.Møller

Saudi Arabia is systematically strengthening its healthcare sector and has now commissioned a significant extension to the King Khalid University Hospital at King Saud University, the oldest and most prestigious university in Riyadh.

COWI has worked as consultants to Samark architecture & design AB, Malmö, who are currently working on several projects at King Saud University for the client ABV Rock Group Ltd.

The three projects, in which COWI has been involved include:

  • National Diabetes Center, proposed as a six storey building with a total area of 15,600 m².
  • Dental College Extension, a twelve storey building with a total area of 39,600 m².
  • Medical College Expansion Building, proposed as a three storey building with a total area of 28,800 m².

National Diabetes Center
The new National Diabetes Center will become a true national institution for diabetes including a research centre and specific treatment facilities for the complications linked with the disease. The project includes three wings (bed wards, treatment, laboratories) and optimizes use of natural light and protection from heat.

The Dental College

The full-fledged Dental College will be affiliated with the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences, which is part of the King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAAMC) in Riyadh. The new dental college will offer an advanced curriculum as well as state-of-the-art teaching and training facilities.

The Medical College

The extension of the Medical College, which operates under the umbrella of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences, includes dormitories for 500 students, classrooms, lecture halls and laboratories. The college will admit 300 students in each academic term.


LAST UPDATED: 07.06.2017