(Left) Life HealthCare City Hospital (Right) A model with an overall view of the Life HealthCare City in Islamabad.
The Surbana Jurong (Urban) team in Pakistan, recently completed the Concept Master Plan for Life HealthCare City. Mr Salman Pervez, the Director of Urban and Architecture in SJ Pakistan, was instrumental in co-creating with the client a feasible design brief that encapsulates the complex technical requirements of a 500-bed hospital in Islamabad, specialising in regenerative medicine, a medical and dental college, accommodation for the staff and students, a commercial tower linked to a hotel/service apartment and residential apartments.
Mr Pervez contributed to this complex design brief by tapping into his experience designing hospital complexes in the Middle East such as The Umma Al-Qura Medical Spine and The King Fahad Medical City-where he was tasked to design state-of-the-art medical facilities, such as a 30 MeV Cyclotron for the Nuclear Medicine Faculty.
Employing BIM technology
The project was delivered by SJ Pakistan with a Building Information Modelling (BIM) Platform using Autodesk Revit software. The fly-through video was produced with Twinmotion.
The outcome was well received by the client and stakeholders of Life Healthcare City. Dr Salman Gilani, the CEO of Life Healthcare City said his team was delighted that Surbana Jurong was able to crystallise their complex requirements into a viable Master Plan and looks forward to collaborating with SJ and taking this Master Plan to the next stage of development.
Life Healthcare City, the institute pioneering stem cell treatment in Pakistan, aspires to create a chain of Life HealthCare Cities at gateway cities in Pakistan to serve the domestic market for stem cell treatment. It also aims to develop regional medical tourism for Pakistan by introducing this treatment to Central Asian countries and beyond.
Kim Toh | Chief Architect, SJ Infrastructure Pte Ltd
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