Construction on the project began in 2014.
Project DescriptionFROM THE ARCHITECTS:
The Government of Ghana is replacing the existing Ghana Ridge Hospital with new modern facilities that reflect the current social aspirations of the rapidly developing African country. By identifying this hospital as the main central healthcare provider in the city of Accra, the Ministry of Health decided to develop a comprehensive master plan that will increase the facility’s program to 600 beds and more than 12 surgical theaters. Totaling 465,560 square feet, the Ghana Ridge Hospital will become the largest hospital in the country to date.
The project engages with the living qualities of the site by fine-tuning the way it responds to the necessities and expectations of patients and their families, as well as medical, administrative, and support staff. Spaces are formally articulated as a series of layers reinterpreting the vernacular response to the place, where transitional gathering areas have a deep cultural significance. Breezeways, public corridors, and waiting lobbies are arranged to maximize daylight, while providing passive cooling through natural ventilation. The new hospital expansion will deliver modern healthcare facilities to women and children in the city of Accra and, in so doing, engrain a sense of place in the architectural quality of the region.