Hospital of the future breaks ground in Abu Dhabi

May 01, 2008 |

Construction work has commenced on the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) Hospital in the United Arab Emirates, a massive 2.3 million-sf, $1.5 billion healthcare complex that is designed based on patient-centered care and evidence-based design to assist in healing patients and improving clinical outcomes.

Omaha, Neb.-based HDR Architecture worked with more than 50 Cleveland Clinic physicians, administrators, and nurses in group meetings and design charrettes to develop the master plan for the CCAD. The 360-bed facility will feature amenities like plentiful indoor and outdoor healing environments and gathering spaces, simple wayfinding, soothing water features, and expansive gardens.

The CCAD will be located along the waterfront on the city's Al Sowa Island, adjacent to the new Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange. A dual curtain wall, photovoltaics, and grey water and stormwater recycling are among the green features of the facility, which is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification. Completion: 2011.

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