Case Study

Confidential Outpatient Clinic Inspired by a Deep Coastal Heritage, a New Place for Healing

Sharma, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Challenge

HKS designers were asked to to elevate the aesthetic look for a new outpatient facility that proudly embodies and highlights the coastal heritage and cultural identity of the land in Saudi Arabia, creating a truly transformative and symbolic addition to the community.

The Design Solution

With a design that seamlessly integrates screens, layers, and traditional architectural elements such as arches, details, and textures, the new building will tell the story of the land and its people. The building’s coastal location is imbued with a sense of healing, as the rhythm of the sea and the charm of the coast come together to create an uplifting atmosphere of rejuvenation and regeneration. The architecture and placemaking are deeply rooted in a strong sense of cultural identity and heritage, offering patients a unique and transformative healing experience, while elevating its healthcare services as well.

The Design Impact

The new outpatient health facility stands as the epitome of advanced medical care in the Sharma region, boasting state-of-the-art technology and services. Its design, which seamlessly blends physical, visual, and abstract connections to its natural surroundings, creates an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility that is palpable throughout the building. The connection to nature has a palpable impact on patients and visitors, reducing feelings of anxiety and stress, and fostering an environment that promotes health and healing in every sense of the word.

Project Features

  • Hybrid occupational therapy
  • Endoscopy
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Rehab