Several months ago, HCP, an architect studio located in Malga with deep international experience, and PLANHO CONSULTORES, Company specialized in hospital design, proposed us to join efforts to participate in this international tender to build a 500 beds hospital in AL KHOBAR (SAUDI ARABIA); we worked hard in a very competitive and innovative proposal, even when we took seriosuly the proposal, we were not very confident about winning the tender because the competence was also very good; finally only two proposals were on the table: HOK and our proposal. We didn’t expect to beat HOK becusae it is an international Company located in US with more tan 2.500 employees.
It was a big and pleaseant surprise to us when the project developer, AL-HOTMAN holding, supported by SheikAbdul Mohsen Al-Hotman, chose our proposal. We have been already working for 6 months in the building and facilities design, and en the next few days we will be ready to deliver the basic project. It is a hard project, because of the customer requirements and also for our internal demand. Project finally counts with a hospital building equipped with 500 beds, 65.000 sqm, one additional building for parking with 30.000 sqm and two residential towers with 40.000 sqm. The building is complex becuase of its compact solution (plot with 30.000 sqm) and where the extreme weather conditions and the adaptation to local habits have influenced strongly in the final facilities design. We are very proud of our performance as a team and with the quality of the deliverables, we hope to deliver the execution project during the next months and willing to see the hospital built.