Particular focus on special programs
to build hospitals especially general hospitals in all Iraqi provinces
is a major intention. A program f 50-Beds General Hospitals shall render
health care both on preventative and therapeutic level in many
catchments areas in Iraq. A 50-Beds hospital comprises the facilities of
a general hospital where diagnosis and treatment activities are housed.
Architectural Design Concept: The design concept depends mainly on the functional inter-relationships
between the hospital departments and sections. The resulted design has a
horizontal massing layout where the outpatient's department is separated
in term of entry and access for the heavy traffic of users. The main
entrance allows access to administration and part of scientific
departments. For special patients, the emergency department is separated by another
entrance to counterbalance the outpatient. The services and doctors' residences are separated and connected with
horizontal exterior movement route covered with ribbed slab like an
arcade vertically to the other departments such as inpatients by
vertical movement accessible from out side the hospital's mass through
the exterior. To realize the massing unity and studying area, the core was put in the
middle of the building connecting all hospital's departments and
avoiding cross-flow of patients and staff. The first floor includes operation theatres I.C.U., and C.C.U.
departments The inpatients' wards are at the second floor.