Royal Medical and Beauty centre
Location: Riyadh – Saudi Arabia
Project Area: 105,000 sqm
The 105,000sqm development will establish the New Royal Beauty Centre as the largest comprehensive beauty center in Saudi. The multidisciplinary facility combines a 200-bed teaching medical center and outpatient facility with a research center, conference and training center, faculty and scientific center, nursing and medical technicians’ training institutes, Spa and meditation facilities. Design endeavors to integrate and unite this community of Specialist doctors, educators, and students.
The design of the Beauty Center is shaped by client goals, diverse uses, climatic considerations, and phasing flexibility, creating a unified system of functional modules that include inpatient, outpatient, and research units. These components are organized among landscaped courtyards and are connected by discrete visitor and staff circulation spines. This system facilitates clarity, order, and cohesion across the sizable development, while placing nature at the center of the healing environment.
AIM Studio rigorous planning is reflected in the physical manifestation of the development, which features a dialogue between vernacular and modern architecture. Modular building blocks are clad in local stone to convey strength and permanence, and courtyards placed throughout the site build upon a regional tradition of connecting users to shaded outdoor space. Meanwhile, the circulation spines’ faceted glass skins represent lightness and modernity. Both glass and stone surfaces are marked with abstracted Islamic patterns. The result not only fosters familiarity and comfort for patients and visitors, but also projects the state-of-the-art status of the Royal Medical& Beauty centre