New Al Ain Hospital

Project duration from 2008 to 2020

MUSANADA – Abu Dhabi General Services Company

Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, AE

Technical specifications

  • Services, LPH 1 – 8: General planning
  • BIM services: :
    Standards, directives
    requirements specification, inspection
    model evaluation
    training courses

In the oasis town of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the existing teaching hospital has been replaced by a new university clinic with more than 800 beds, all accomplished during ongoing operations by the extensive campus.

The main building of the clinic comprises a two-storey base construction in which the functional areas are housed (OP area, intensive care stations, gynaecology, interdisciplinary Accident & Emergency etc.). Teaching areas with simulation rooms and a conference centre round off the medical departments. The various different care areas on the higher floors will be grouped together under a ‘climate roof’ that extends across the interior beside the spacious atrium, featuring therapy areas and green spaces that can be used throughout the year, known as the Healing Oasis.

OBERMEYER planned this hospital as one of its first major projects to employ the innovative BIM method. All building data were linked continuously to a virtual building model. At an early stage, professional planners were brought in from medical technology and building systems management to assist. As well as the three-dimensional equipment of these rooms, it was also possible to create thermal-energetic simulations of the building that reflected the desert climate. Last but not least, this data model facilitated continuous cost monitoring and control.

This project was awarded the title of ‘Best Hospital Concept’ in the ‘Hospital Build Middle East’ contest, and it was one of six projects nominated for the WAN AWARD. OBERMEYER won the Autodesk ‘BIM Experience Award’ for its planning with the BIM method.


Renderings: VIZE,
External view: MUSANADA webcam