Ali Mohammed Thuniyan Alghanim Medical Centre
Kuwait City, Kuwait

The neighbourhood polyclinic building serving 50,000 residents is divided into six self-sufficient departments, as well as other non-medical services. Extensive research was made into international best practices of primary healthcare facilities, and the features valued by the residents. Occupying the entire site, the building is a monolithic element solidifying its ground and creating a high-walled fortress. The concept of the façade, a contemporary anodised and perforated metal mesh, generating light, views and ventilation is reversed; and the courtyards are brought inwards from the perimeter creating further privacy. A colourful ceramic mosaic welcomes patients and identifies the counters of each medical specialty with different colours.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Completed 2014
7,300 m²
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health care