King Abdulaziz University Teaching Hospital

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Client: King Abdulaziz University
Size: 2,777,000 sq.ft. (258,000 sq.m.)

King Abdualaziz University Hospital (KAUH) is located in the western region of Saudia Arabia adjacent to the Red Sea. The main 850 hectare campus lies on the east side of the downtown district, a short distance from the ring-road highway. The eight-storey building is one of the tallest on campus and easily identified as a landmark of modern medicine. As a teaching hospital KAUH is home to an extensive “hands-on” program which has quickly outgrown its current facility, particularly in emergency care and intensive care. As a result, a second phase of development is being proposed. The expansion meets the most pressing priorities (emergency and ICU), and focuses on providing medical care for women and children. KAUH will become three hospitals under one roof—adult acute care, women’s obstetrics and gynaecology and pediatric care. In addition, an extensive program of outpatient clinics, with a focus on women and children, will be developed.

The program includes a 130-bed Emergency Center, a 360-bed ICU tower, 300 bed OB/GYN component, 300-bed pediatric acute care units as well as two 50 bed Day Care units. The diagnostic and treatment component is composed of Diagnostic Imaging, a 20 Operating Room surgical suite and an Interventional Imaging/ Procedure Suite. Rounding out the program is a Learning/Conference Center, Research Center and Administrative/Faculty offices. Teaching spaces are embedded within each program on every floor. Dining, retail and many support facilities cater to both public and staff. This 1,190-bed expansion is significant in scope and scale and as such will redefine KAUH as the next generation of state- of-the-art healthcare.