ClientKACCH - Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital
ArchitectMarks Barfield Architects
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The Bayt Abdullah children’s hospice in Kuwait was built under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait. This children’s hospice is one of a kind in the world. It is a new shelter for families with children suffering from incurable illnesses. In this project, Waagner Biro built a walkway made from steel, glass and aluminium panels. The images make it clear that this steel structure is something special.
The 200m walkway channels through the hospital grounds between the buildings and leads over the roofs to a platform with a view. Pedestrians are supported by a balustrade with colourful perforated brass panels and boards that tell stories from a popular Arabic children’s book.