Project references

Specialist Cardiac Centre, Bahrain

The Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Specialist Cardiac Centre is a 148-bed specialised hospital located in the muncipality of Awali area in Bahrain. The medical centre is a seven-storey building spreading over a land area of 44,000 square metres and a built-up area of 32,000 square metres. Massa Design has been tasked to design the interior of the facility from the ground up.

Care was taken in creating a hospitality environment that responds to the patient’s needs. Natural light plays a major role in the healing process, and the strategy of dividing the hospital into three wings works towards this end. Increasing the amount of exterior façade adds flexibility in bringing natural light to the patient areas.

Recognising the role of family in the healing process, comfortable waiting areas are placed adjacent to the atrium and at the entrance to each level of the hospital wing. They are broken into smaller pods, with screen walls for privacy.

The patient rooms are designed to give a hospitality feel to the environment. Indirect lighting, natural woods, bold colours framing the head walls, and a flat panel LCD screen all add to this feel. Window seating that converts into beds are provided for family members.

Building details

Questions to Karim Khemakhem (Founder + CEO at Massa Design)

»This is the Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Specialist Cardiac Centre pulsing with the best medical care opportunities domestically and internationally, in pursuance of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s vision 2030.«

How was the door hardware specification service able to assist in the running of the project?

‘The manufacturer’s ability to customise the design of the hardware, as per our requirement, was the most compelling aspect of this cooperation. Firstly, a mockup was done to see the design first-hand and be able to touch and feel the grip of the handle. It is also notable to mention that the manufacturer’s experience in the healthcare project helped us to get the product performance and functionality we required.’

How would you rate the quality of the products used?

‘We are very satisfied with all the products manufactured and supplied by FSB. I think they are some of the best on the market. The attention to detail is impeccable!’

How much status do you accord design, technology and hygiene respectively?

‘All three are extremely important when it comes to hardware selection and specification. In a hospital setting, we definitely rank hygiene and durability first. However, as a designer myself, I cannot overlook design and the importance of incorporating technology in all our projects.’

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