The judges praised this reprogramming of existing health services that draws on the needs of local people. ‘It overcame the limitations of the normal existing typology,’ they said.
As a WAF Award 2013 winner in this category, the project will compete on Friday, October 4th for the overall festival award of Future Project of the Year in Singapore.
The New Sulaibikhat Center, currently under construction in Kuwait, stands as a pioneer in the healthcare sector. Challenging issues such as privacy and security are addressed using an innovative design process where courtyards attached to the façade are the driving element behind this unique typology. The concept of the façade generating light views and ventilation is reversed. The courtyards are brought inwards from the perimeter creating privacy which is enhanced by a metal mesh with a geometrical pattern allowing light to penetrate whilst constructing veiled threshold in between the exterior and the internal courtyards.
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