The Crossroads
of Care

Located southeast of the main American University of Beirut (AUB) campus, the New Medical Center is uniquely positioned at the confluence of interdependent educational, research and patient care programs, making it the critical nexus that links the main campus to the medical campus and to the rest of Beirut.

As an outgrowth of the AUB Medical Center’s 2020 Vision Master Plan, which focused on steps for immediate growth and expansion of the hospital’s existing facilities over the next decade, the New Medical Center (NMC) is designed to house four distinct programs: a children’s hospital, a cancer center, an adult inpatient tower and new procedure spaces.

Connectivity: Circulation and Response

The initial organization of the building mass and program was developed in response to the existing and proposed circulation patterns and on-site programmatic relationships. In support of these relationships, an internal public thoroughfare connects the existing medical center buildings to the south with research departments and the AUB main campus to the north. This became a key element around which the building program, circulation and entry points were organized.

Massing and Articulation
Massing and Articulation
From Parts to Whole
Massing Constraints
Massing and Articulation
Massing and Articulation