RTKL wins three Saudi healthcare projects

Architecture firm RTKL has won design contracts for three new healthcare facilities in Saudi Arabia.

The three projects are King Abdullah Medical City, the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH & RC) and the Military Medical Complex at the Premises of King Khalid International Airport (MODA).

“We’re not only taking on challenging schedules, but we’re meeting and delivering on them. The King Abdullah project is the best example for that,” says RTKL senior vice president Jeff Davenport.

The 400,000m2 King Abdullah Medical City will has a design delivery timeframe of seven months, from concept to completion.

Meanwhile, MODA will eventually be home to about 25,000 students, doctors, nurses and staff members, with medical facilities of 4,000 inpatient beds.

The 240,000m2 expansion of KFSH & RC will include centres of excellence for pediatrics, cardiology, oncology and neurology, as well as an expanded emergency department.

In the latter project, RTKL worked with local architectural firm SDC to create a patient-centered environment. Upon completion, the hospital will serve as an anchor for new development in the area.

Davenport added: “Partnering with strong local firms allows us to work to meet the needs of the community. Our people on the ground put us a step ahead. We’re designing more than buildings – we’re helping to shape communities.”