Medical

St. Mary’s Hospital, Rift Valley

Primary care hospital serving patients from Rift Valley and the surrounding provinces providing basic outpatient health care, surgery, and in-patient services.

Design challenges include providing a functional, durable hospital at a budget that is agreeable to donors, Public access to the separate buildings must be relatively apparent without signage with minimal interference by hospital services.

The design followed the previously built St. Mary’s Hospital—Nairobi (by Pharos) which is based on a traditional mission hospital layout that is modernized to achieve a higher level of care. Circulation is clearly visible in the layout and service functions have been separated while minimizing the overall building area.


Details

client:
Maryknoll Fathers
site:
Elementaita, Kenya
year of completion:
2009
building area:
16,405 sqm
cost:
KSH 328m