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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 CenterThe 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 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 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.
Three extension buildings to King Saud University Hospital, Riyadh with a total built-up area of approx. 90,000 m².
Consultancy on conceptual and detailed design for structural design including foundation.
ClientKing Saud University
ContractorSamark architecture & design AB as subcontractor for ABV Rock Group Ltd.
ArchitectsSamark architecture & design AB (Dental and Medical College), C.F. Møller, Denmark (National Diabetes Center).
Project period 2009-2012