2020 Showcase Honorable Point out: Iconic Innovation

The 600-bed New Ibn Sina Hospital Rabat, an unbuilt/conceptual design submission to the Design Showcase from HKS Inc. (Dubai, Dallas, and Singapore) and Abdou Lahlou Architectes (Casablanca, Morocco), provides a monumental answer for rising healthcare wants in Rabat, Morocco.

A hovering, iconic tower is the hallmark of the mission, and its base designed as a vacation spot for the neighborhood by housing an schooling heart, a museum, and retail, complemented by an outside plaza and public backyard areas. To deepen the 1.5 million-square-foot constructing’s connection to its location, the design leverages Rabat’s historical past of textiles and materials by utilizing a “thread” component all through the positioning and tower to create a geometrical body. Jurors lauded the eye paid to the hospital’s environmental technique, particularly. For instance, the façade was rigorously crafted to be aware of the surroundings by minimizing glare inside, controlling vitality consumption, growing consolation in affected person rooms, and optimizing efficiency. The hospital itself is damaged down into neighborhoods constructed round courtyards, bringing in extra pure mild and views to nature.

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