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H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N S H O W C A S E
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER

Hamad Al Wakra Psychiatric Hospital AL WAKRA, QATAR
Submitted by: CallisonRTKL CHICAGO
Project category: Unbuilt/conceptual design only
Chief administrator: Hamad Medical Corp.
Firm: CallisonRTKL, www.callisonrtkl.com
Design team: Sandy Faurot, vice president; Steve
Stokes, project lead designer; Bryan Finnegan,
project designer; Goran Vukovljak, project
designer; Chip Dana, project designer; Kate
Doyle, medical planner
Photography: ©2016 CallisonRTKL Inc.
Total building area (sq. meters): 44,870, plus
30,700 (parking)
Construction cost/sq. ft.: Not available
Total construction cost (excluding land): Not
available
Completion: TBD

CallisonRTKL provided ar-

was to create a medical complex that

chitectural design services to the

reflects the unique identity of Qatar,

new Hamad Al Wakra Psychiatric

while incorporating modern medi-

Hospital in Qatar. CallisonRTKL

cal design, stands the test of time,

was inspired by the potential oppor-

functions exceptionally well, satisfies

tunity to transform mental health

its purpose and enriches all who

services for the city of Al Wakra,

experience it. CallisonRTKL's design

and based decisions on the client's

proposal exceeded all of these goals.

goals, pre-determined parameters,
and other essentials.
The site is approximately 65,000

The design of the wards, or nursing units, is similar to neighborhoods within the community.

square meters, including 14 mental

Patients are provided a systematic

health wards, outpatient and

approach allowing many levels of

inpatient pavilions, mosque, and

interaction.

underground parking. The goal

The management of security and
safety is paramount in the design.
Sight lines with unobstructed and
unrestrictive views of all areas within
and outside of the ward from the
staff base allow for a level of security and supervision that provides
patients with comfort, dignity, and
safety.
Unification of all wards is successfully achieved by the incorporation
of Main Street, which promotes
social interaction of patients, staff,
and visitors and helps the individual
wards from becoming isolated. Main
Street unfolds to allow natural light
to filter in between the wards and in
the individual wards to improve the
experience.
The overall approach enhances a
noninstitutional design solution that
benefits patients, staff, visitors and
the Al Wakra community.

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