The Cardiac Hospital Hisham A. Alsager in Kuwait is a specialized healthcare facility that offers comprehensive cardiac care services. To provide a safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff, the hospital required a lighting system that would provide sufficient illumination while maintaining a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. The objective, when Hisham A. Alsager Cardiology Hospital was designed, was to realise a positive space that could act as a place of social activity, rather than merely a hospital centre. The anatomical scheme of the heart and its function in the entire human body was the theme employed in designing the project.
Completion Date: 2015
Brands: Lamp, Delta Lighting
Interior Designer: AGI Architects
Sector: Health Care
Challenges:The primary challenge was to conform to the exquisite architecture that required custom-made Fil + profiles that could adapt to different lengths. Lamp manufactured almost 300 profiles of 17 different lengths, and emergency lighting systems were included in the luminaires, with some fitted into wood plank ceilings. Lamp's Lighting Advice Department was crucial in carrying out a quick and efficient study to speed up the supply of the luminaires. The architecture of the building was designed with a sensorial vocation, taking into account the specific needs of its users: patients and workers, trying to facilitate and ease their passage through the centre as much as possible.
Solution:The overall result of the Cardiac Hospital Hisham A. Alsager project was a successful integration of a lighting system that conformed to the exquisite architecture of the building while providing sufficient illumination for patients and staff. The custom-made Fil + profiles, along with the emergency lighting systems, were able to adapt to different lengths and integrate seamlessly into the wood plank ceilings.
The use of energy-efficient LED lighting and intelligent lighting controls significantly improved the visual comfort and functionality of the space while reducing energy consumption and operating costs. Additionally, the architecture of the building was designed with a sensorial vocation, taking into account the specific needs of its users, resulting in a space that is soothing and hospitable, in contrast with other hospital building designs. Overall, the project was a successful collaboration between the lighting experts, architects, and contractors, resulting in a functional and aesthetically pleasing space for patients and staff.