Square Footage: 1.3 million
Actual Cost: $765 Million
Completion Date: 2019

Kuwait Children’s Hospital is positioned to be the largest children’s hospital in the world at 400,000 sm and represents the first consolidated pediatric care model in the Middle East. The 120,000 sm site sits near the sea in the Sabah Health Region of Kuwait City. The iconic, civic nature of the project required the alignment of all design disciples inclusive of architecture, interior architecture, medical planning, landscape design, and engineering.

Public areas, including an enclosed atrium 450 m in length, are designed to ennoble the greater community. Empowerment, education, place making, and delight are foundational to a design strategy that demonstrates expertise in health care, hospitality, entertainment, and workplace. A clear, playful narrative, unique to the content of Kuwait’s culture and geography, is evident in macro to micro scaled elements designed to inspire a pediatric environment.

Kuwait Children’s Hospital will offer 839 patient rooms, 99 ICUs and 48 NICUs, 30 surgical theatres, 7 CT scanners, 19 x-ray rooms, 14 ultrasound rooms, and 1 helipad with 2 dedicated lifts.