Masterplan for Al Daayan Health District in Doha
OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture 

Masterplan for Al Daayan Health District in Doha

OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture 


A tract of land measuring 1.3 million square meters, between Qatar University and the new city of Lusail, is the site of Doha’s Al Dayaan project, an opportunity to rethink hospital architecture in a context of exponentially advancing medical innovation. Reinier de Graaf leads the project. The scheme takes up a built area of 629,000 square meters. In a low-lying construction, the clinical facilities are located on the first floor, while 1,400 beds occupy the ground level. This diminishes dependence on elevators and enables patients to enjoy courtyards and gardened zones. An underground automated circulation system connects all support facilities. Panels for harvesting solar energy are incorporated. High technology is also applied in the production of food and medicinal plants.