Kuwait Cancer Centre
Al-Sabah Medical District in Kuwait City, Kuwait
The Kuwait Cancer Centre is a newly proposed state of the art medical facility catering to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Located in Al Sabah Medical District in Kuwait City, this iconic landmark is set to become one of the largest cancer treatment centres in the world.
The flowing articulation of the building plan addresses three key challenges; the scale of the facility, the space program requirements, and the incorporation of the building into its surrounding urban fabric. Three unique curved structures – located on a unifying podium – create a pleasant flow and highlight the developmental purpose of the building.
The centre’s use of light and transparency serves for both aesthetic and functional reasoning: graceful in appearance, the large transparent expanses allow patients a spectacular view of the skyline and bay beyond.
At ground level, visitors stroll amid serene landscaped spaces; supporting cafes and health & retail stores, whilst the public atrium is home to a mall nestled between the towers. Multilevel sky-bridges allow staff and patient circulation between the towers, ensuring beauty and purpose from the bottom to the top.
Client: Ministry of Health
Area: 200,000 m² on 69,500 m² site
Completion: Expected 2015
Cost: Approximately US$ 500 million
Components: Medical Faculties & Landscaping