Asfourieh Hospital for Mental & Nervous Disorders

Programming and Concept Design. Beirut, Lebanon

Nycum worked as the mental healthcare architecture specialists in conjunction with MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects to develop the Master Plan, Functional Program, and Schematic Design for a 1,000-bed state-of-the-art mental health facility accommodating beds for child and adolescent, geriatric and dementia, acute, outpatient, and long-term mental health services.

As the geopolitical circumstances of the project site fell deeper into uncertainty for the new 1000-bed facility, Nycum was called upon to create an interim program and renovation concept plan for a Mental Health inpatient facility to be housed in army barracks nearby. This facility would be able to provide services while the new 1000-bed facility was being constructed.

We adapted our approved program and concept plan to fit the existing barrack structures with a minimum amount of renovation, proving the adaptability and flexibility of the original unit design philosophy. This project includes renovations to a former Syrian Army dormitory as part of the design and is currently awaiting regional stability before proceeding to the next phase.

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