Royal Hospital
Muscat, Oman
The three-storey hospital is laid out around internal courtyards, and an open-ended H circulation system divides the wards (to the north) from the diagnosis and service departments (to the south). Two types of circulation patterns have been devised: external perimeter corridors give access to visitors accompanying patients, in compliance with local customs, while doctors and nursing staff use an inner circuit. Facades are treated with pointed arches scalloped at their base, crenellations and turrets, and interior spaces are naturally lit through the internal, open courtyards. The mosque, staff accommodation and recreational facilities lie to the north-west of the hospital, in staggered blocks. The four-storey high residential structures display few openings and are shaded by pre-cast elements placed over the windows.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Muscat, Oman
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Royal Hospital
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health care