General Authority for Health Services

New Nursing Home & Elderly Care Center, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

As part of an international design competition, RBSD prepared concepts for a building with 260 long-term care beds, 180 elderly care beds, and shared administrative and support functions.  RBSD’s proposed scheme employs vernacular features in a contemporary context, while providing the optimum orientation to minimize the impact of the harsh climate.  By incorporating atrium space, children’s play areas, terraces, and other indoor/outdoor activity areas, the design minimizes the feeling of an institutional environment.  Clear orientation patterns effectively group similar interrelated administrative, patient care, and supply elements both vertically and horizontally, within the facility.

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