Tel Aviv, Isreal
Design Thinking: The unique programming and design of the Assuta Medical Center was inspired by the vernacular typologies of hillside Mediterranean villages. Located between Tel Aviv’s high-tech urban district and it’s central green space, the diagnostic and surgical procedure hospital carefully resolved the site’s geographic conditions by creating a central spine for efficient public circulation, with clinical and procedure areas that extend outwards and above it.
Key Features: The building features 340 acute beds, 16 operating rooms, a 40-bed intensive care unit, and a suite of patient service areas that offer advanced medical treatments with world-class equipment and technologies to ensure optimal outcomes. Mechanical and electrical systems to ensure maximum energy efficiency are housed alongside special air filtration systems for sheltered and critical care areas. Meditation spaces, a green roof garden, high-quality furnishings and finishes, and extended sightlines improve the patient experience and break from the typical medical building in Israel to create a unique and attractive facility.
Client: Assuta Medical Centers Ltd.
Size: 500,000 sq.ft. (50,000 sq.m.)
• Ontario Association of Architects – Design Excellence Award, 2013
• Architizer A+ Awards – Special Mention, Health Care & Aging Facilities, 2012
• International Academy of Health & Design Awards – Commendation (Health Project Under 40,000 sq.m.), 2010