Children's Hospital, Basra


Basra, Iraq




with Proger, Ospedale pediatrico Istituto Giannina Gaslini (Advisory)


Technical and economic feasibility study, detailed and final proposals, supervision of works and assistance with tendering


Friendly environment

International Standards

Children' s Hospital, Basrah
Children' s Hospital, Basrah

Inaugurated in 2010, the Basrah Children's Hospital, the first hospital to be built in Iraq since the 1980s, provides Basra and the southern governorates of Iraq with a wide range of healthcare services dedicated to the care of acute paediatric patients with a particular focus on oncology.
The hospital occupies a central area of 16,000 sqm which is easily accessible from the different districts of Basra and accommodates a total of 101 beds.
From an architectural point of view, the linear layout – characterised by a “main street” along which all diagnostic-therapeutic functions are arranged – is extremely flexible, allowing for future extensions in different directions.


Project area:
1.200 sqm
Bed capacity:
101 (total)
Project date:
Date of construction:
€ 40.000.000


- Comfort, safety and privacy

The new Oncology inpatient unit is an expansion of an existing ward, integrating with it both functionally and architecturally. In order to meet the specific requirements of the Client, in addition to promoting the clinical application of the most recent acquisitions in paediatrics and paediatric specialities, the design of the new inpatient area applied the best international standards.
A leading role in supporting the healthcare organisation model was played by Ospedale Giannina Gaslini in Genoa, an exceptional partner in the project.

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The main concerns which guided the choices from the very early stages of the concept were:
– the focus on the interior spaces in terms of comfort, safety and privacy;
– sustainability thanks to an efficient and conscious use of resources (from the construction of the building to its management);
– flexibility to possible future changes in terms of space and systems;
– separation and control of the different flows (people and materials) in order to avoid any interference;
– progression in clinical treatment.

Children' s Hospital, Basrah