Sidra Medical and Research Center is the first academic and medical center in the Middle East, designed to the highest international standards. The project was funded by a $7.9 billion endowment from the Qatar Foundation, the largest in the world for a medical and research center. Sidra was planned to provide world class, patient-focused clinical services for women and children, medical education, and biomedical research in an ultra-modern and totally digital facility.

The building is a modern structure of steel, glass and white ceramic tiles and has been designed to be a benchmark for healing environments throughout the world. The dramatic design and landscaping of the building includes three spectacular atriums which serve as indoor healing gardens visible from the patients’ rooms. The building also incorporates water features in the lobby and drop-off areas, anda comprehensive art collection. The towering atriums divide the sweeping facility into sections and accentuate dedicated entrances for different services.