KING SAUD MEDICAL CITY
A multi-phased development in the capital city of Riyadh, the King Saud Medical City replaces the oldest medical city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The campus includes the creation of a new trauma center that will serve the entire region, a first for the medical city.
The entire campus is designed to align with the existing Islamic geometries of the old city, to allow unobstructed patient views, and to maximize shadowing of a new pedestrian green plaza. Walking paths connect one building to another, and are intentionally always in shade making the pedestrian connections viable even in summer months. Designed with sustainability in mind, the buildings create enough condensate to water the central green, to fill the reflecting pools, and to feed the waterways and fountains.