A Wellness Center Prototype For Qatar

The wealthy Gulf nation looks to RAND and Suisman for a new model of delivering health care to its less privileged workers

The RAND Corporation together with Suisman Urban Design had been asked by the Qatari Health Authority to develop a prototype for a primary care facility that could be built throughout the country in towns with varying populations. The design proposed a wellness center organized around a central courtyard, anchored by a modular primary care center and included a pharmacy, a health library & education center, a health food store, a daycare center, a community meeting room, and gardens.