In The News | May 12, 2020

How do we future-proof hospitals in the Middle East? A Gulf News Special Feature

Jim Henry and Matthew Tribe penned an op-ed discussing the necessary changes to hospital design in the region

DUBAI, U.A.E. – May 12, 2020 –To discuss how hospitals in the Middle East can better prepare for a pandemic and optimise their design for a post-pandemic world, Gulf News invited CRTKL’s Dubai office leader Matthew Tribe and global healthcare practice leader Jim Henry to co-author a special feature.

Here, they discuss how various risk factors— pandemic scale, at-risk populations and use of space—can be analyzed to ensure a healthier, more resilient hospital design to curb the impact of future pandemics.

“The goal of our health providers is not only to treat us when we are unwell, but to make us more conscious about the choices we make that impact our individual and community health,” the pair states. “And as designers, we too can support this by creating spaces and experiences that focus on the overarching principals of human-centric design.”

Read more on Gulf News here.

Source: "COVID-19 lessons: Designing future-proof hospitals is a top priority" by Gulf News