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The Architecture of Sidra Medicine

Housed in a modern structure of steel, glass and white ceramic tile, Sidra Medicine has been purposefully designed to be a benchmark for healing environments throughout the world.

The design is the creation of world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, designer of prestigious international projects such as the World Financial Center in New York, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong.

Pelli and his team at United States-based architecture firm Pelli Clarke Architects, conceived a signature design anchored by three towering sails. Tranquil healing gardens filled with greenery and water are dramatically housed within the quiet, naturally lit space these atriums provide. A separate outpatient clinic is connected to the main hospital by glass walkway that is similarly surrounded gardens and a reflective pool.

At the unveiling of the design in March 2007, Pelli remarked that the Sidra Medicine facility will be one of the most important medical and research centers in the world.

The three atriums of the Sidra Medicine hospital design were inspired by the sails of dhows, the small wooden boats that were traditionally used by the fishermen and pearl divers of Qatar.

The Mosque

The mosque located near the main hospital of Sidra Medicine, provides visual harmony, as well as visual variety, through the use of form, stone and architectural details. The abundance of natural light and calming colors in the interior space creates a welcoming, peaceful environment for contemplation and prayer.

Sidra Mosque is open 24 hours, 7 days a week and is located behind Hospital Building, between Tower A and Outpatient Clinic.

Please contact your nurse for non-Muslim religious service support.

The AlThani House

The Al Thani Heritage House is a historic house that belonged to Sheikh Abdallah bin Thani bin Jassim bin Muhammad Al Thani (1856-1943), also known as the Sheikh of Al Gharafa.

It is a reflection of Qatar’s traditional past and proudly sits side by side next to one of the most iconic high-tech facilities in the country – Sidra Medicine. It is located in front of the Outpatient Clinic. The building has been preserved as a heritage site to showcase Qatari traditional architecture and the layout of majlises and houses during early the 1900s.