Reinier de Graaf from The Office for Metropolitan Architecture(OMA) and creative studio Squint/Opera have released a new video of a prototype for a low-rise hospital, called Al Daayan Health District Masterplan, in Doha, Qatar.
As we have reported earlier this year on Global Design News, Reinier de Graaf/OMA and Buro Happold have devised a new concept for a health care district in Doha, Qatar that explores the “potential of modularity, prefabrication, and automation in relation to the rapid changes in medical science” on a 1.3 million-sqm plot with low cost, cross-shaped modular units that are prefabricated on site.
The new video explores the potential of modularity, prefabrication, and automation and hints at what hospitals will look like in the future.
The project is located on a 1.3-million-square-meter virgin site between Qatar University and the new Lusail City and is made up of a modular structure of two-story-high units. The low-rise hospital incorporates gardens where nature can be enjoyed by patients and staff.
Project: Al Daayan Health District
Architects: The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Environmental Engineers: Buro Happold