Sidra Medical and Research Centre
Education city, Doha, Qatar 402,365 sq. m


The name is derived from Sidrat Al Muntaha, a tree revered in Islam, which is believed to symbolize the end of the Seventh Heaven. The tree is also a national symbol and an essential part of Qatari culture; its roots run deep to reach water; it thrives where others die and it provides travellers with shade and respite from the heat of the desert. The Sidrat Al Muntaha also acts as a meeting point for people to come and share knowledge. In effect, it is symbolic of Qatar’s success and a metaphor for solidarity and determination.

Sidra Medical and Research Center is an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical center that will provide world-class clinical care, medical education and biomedical research facilities. The building is still currently under construction but will inevitably focus on the health and wellbeing of women and children regionally and globally.


  • The center will initially have around 400 beds with infrastructure to enable expansion to 550 beds in a subsequent phase.
  • The academic medical centre has three atriums which will focus on children and women’s health.
  • An Outpatient Clinic building connected to the centre at every level will have 37,160m2 (400,000ft2) of space dedicated for ambulatory care.
  • The building has on-site accommodation for 350 nurses within a 326,000m2 complex.
  • The building comprises 80,000m2 of net functional space.
  • The complex will be linked both physically and institutionally to the Weill Cornell Medical College in Education City.
  • Natural materials including wood, granite, and marble, are used throughout the lobby and public spaces to create warm and welcoming environment.
  • The atria are clad in ceramic tile, enamel-​coated metal panels, and high-​performance glass with stainless steel accents and sunshades, utilizing a variety of measures to filter and soften the strong sunlight.
  • The car park covers an area of 60,000 m2 with a parking capacity of 1,000 cars.