Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center

abu dhabi, uae

client: som

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City is a massive new medical complex located in the Center City of the coastal city Abu Dhabi. The mega-project consists of four major hospitals and numerous outbuildings sited on a sprawling ninety acre medical campus. As the future flagship for the Emirates national medical system design excellence, cultural sensitivity and advanced sustainability techniques were at the core of the evaluation criteria in selecting the design team. Thomas Balsley Associates was selected as the landscape architect for the campus design and all of the architectural roofs and interior gardens. The range of landscape being designed includes iconic processional landscapes, major green roofs, streetscapes and over 60 interior “micro-gardens.” The lead architect for the project is Skidmore Owings and Merrill in joint-venture with the well known German engineering firm Tilke.