Nyarugenge District Hospital

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Kigali, Nyarugenge District, 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 7,065 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 of the project finished in July 2020, and in its first year of operation, the hospital served as a COVID-19 treatment center.

Project Details

1.9851, 30.0319

Location: Kigali, Nyarugenge District, Rwanda

Year: 2020

Status: Completed

Size: 7,065 sq. m.

Program: 300-bed district hospital that implements Rwanda's new national hospital design standards

Services: Project Accompaniment, Architectural Design, Landscape Design, and Master Planning

Government of Rwanda, Belgian Technical Cooperation

Fall Creek Engineering
Nous Engineering
Horizon Construction Ltd.