Gleneagles Medini Hospital
B+H+STH recently won the design competition for this 450 -bed complex which will be built in 3 phases on a 14-acre site. Regional materials will enhance the building exterior and tie the hospital to the architecture and imagery of other iconic buildings throughout the region. Selective use of glass on the facades will project an image of openness and offer daylight and views. The design includes commitments to sustainability and providing a healing environment which also maximizes healthcare efficiencies.
Guiding principles tantamount to the project include: a welcoming and inviting environment; a thorough master plan strategy accommodating growth and future use; clear separation of spaces per clinical services and user groups; identifiable and readable major entrances; controlled and clear vehicular circulation; clear internal and external circulation; a positive work environment promoting health; a layout that anticipates change with flexible design; appropriate architecture language and expression; and finally, a healing environment with landscape and natural light.