Nyarugenge District Hospital
Can one hospital design improve all others in Rwanda?
Nyarugenge District Hospital is a 300-bed urban realization of the hospital standard plans developed by MASS in 2014 and adopted by the Rwanda Ministry of Health. The hospital will serve the most densely populated district in Rwanda.
Phase I of the project is a 7,350 square meter, 120-bed referral hospital including emergency department, High Dependency Units, Operation Rooms, labor/delivery and postpartum wards, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, adult and pediatric medicine wards. The design also includes an outpatient clinic, with pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, and dentistry programs.
Paired bar buildings step gently down the urban hillside, oriented to the contours to reduce erosion, maximize views from inpatient wards, and promote natural ventilation. The campus’ landscape features multiple outdoor waiting areas, an early labor walking garden, and an expansive living wall that enhances thermal comfort for the building interiors. Construction is slated to be completed at the end of 2019.
Location: Kigali, Nyarugenge District, Rwanda
Status: Under Construction
Size: 7350 sq m
Program: District Hospital
Services: Project Accompaniment, Architectural Design, Landscape Design, and Master Planning
Government of Rwanda, Belgian Technical Cooperation