The design of the Aldara Hospital and Medical Center is a new standard for clinical excellence and patient experience in the Middle East. It began with a long-term strategic partnership with Henry Ford Health System, one of the U.S.’s largest and most integrated healthcare systems. The American healthcare partner provided an organizational and operational model of patient care new to Saudi Arabia and the region. The overall strategic vision of delivering a new paradigm of Western-style healthcare with advanced technology aligns with and supports Saudi Vision 2030, a national initiative that seeks to transform Saudi Arabian society.
The project is organized around a three-story atrium that extends the length of the building. This central arrival and circulation space provides easy wayfinding and access to all outpatient, diagnostic and treatment services on the first three floors. The upper floors are designed for inpatient beds and organized into 12, 16, or 18-bed units creating neighborhood clusters of care. The new medical center aspires to be at the forefront of a transformation in healthcare delivery for the region, providing greater access and personalized patient care focused on preventive and therapeutic healthcare through all stages of a patient’s life.
Members of the LJC team lead the architectural design effort while employed at another firm. During construction, LJC was commissioned by the client to design elements of the build-out, including retail and amenities, an exterior roof terrace, a dental clinic, and an executive health program.