The new hospital is placed in Anbar Governorate, the largest province of Iraq, on the West side of the country.
The region’s geography is a combination of steppe and desert, with a desert climate, low rainfall and a large variation in temperature between day and night.
In order to respond to the needs of the client, the Ministry of Health of Iraq, proposes the development of a General Hospital for 100 beds, with a total built area of 18,300 sq m on a plot of 53,500 sq m. The building also has a residence for medical staff with 40 rooms and an area of 2,000 sq m.
The building has seven floors. The first two levels correspond to the hospital itself. On this base stands a five floors tower, which is residence staff.
All industrial and service areas have been located in a separate building developed on a single floor level with easy vehicle access for delivery of supplies and waste removal. Communication circuits to the main building have been resolved through a gallery.
For the exterior of the building has been proposed a ventilated ceramic façade that protects from the weather. The courtyards have been solved with a glass curtain wall that covers the need for natural light.
The flow lines of patients, visitors, staff and services are clearly differentiated, avoiding inappropriate crossings that could affect the well-functioning of the hospital.