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6m 44s

Jorge Barrero of HKS takes us through the schematic design phase of Prince Sattam University teaching hospital in Al-Karj, Saudi Arabia.  He will explain how the economical and cultural conditions in Saudi Arabia influenced the building’s design. Additionally he will talk about the building program, budget, and materials used.  

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Little did we know that once we looked at the amount of metal that was gonna be used for these screens, it did provide a high cost. And beyond the cost, it was a lack of resources, again on metal, and also the craftsmanship and the ability for people to produce this locally just because it's not used a lot. And so in order to make this system work, we would have to manufacture it overseas from Saudi, so either in Europe or in the States and ship it in, and then get it installed.

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HKS Chicago - Prince Sattam University Hospital

Duration: 34m