International Medical Center
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The design for the International Medical Center, located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, combines traditional Islamic forms with architecture that accommodates state-of-the-art medical technology.
The site design responds both to the architectural forms and to land use functional requirements. The design enhances and beautifies the healing environment, while fulfilling other important environmental, cultural, and aesthetic goals. These include sustainability of materials, conservation, plant procurement, and microclimate enhancement. The International Medical Center furthers the pursuit for medical excellence and has become a prominent new addition to the city. As project landscape architects, we studied the entry plaza, large interior courtyard, and extensive roof terraces. Each has been designed to respond to microclimates and offer comfort, beauty, and therapeutic benefits. Select gardens feature medicinal plants for educational purposes. The site design features seven fountains, each of which provides soothing sounds and views.