New Infectious Diseases Hospital, Almaty


Almaty, Kazakhstan


Mabetex Group - Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan


Manens–Tifs, Studio Architetti Mar


Technical and economic feasibility study, detailed and final proposals


High complexity

Friendly environment

International Standards

New infectious diseases, Almaty
New infectious diseases, Almaty

The new hospital in Almaty occupies an area completely free of other buildings on the western outskirts of the city, approximately 8 km away from the international airport. The National Research Centre will also fulfil the coordination function for infectious diseases by providing organisational and methodological assistance to regional structures and will be responsible for monitoring the epidemiological situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, supporting procedures, processes and, above all, national planning strategies.
The architectural layout of the National Research Centre Hospital answers first and foremost the need to create two separate facilities which share only a few services (sterilisation, laundry, pharmacy and kitchen): the hospital for the treatment of patients affected by tuberculosis and the one for the treatment of other infectious diseases.

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The provision of appropriate filters in the diagnosis and treatment areas as well as in the inpatient units has allowed to avoid any interference in the passage of patients and healthcare personnel as well as dirty or clean material from one facility to the other.
The Almaty complex, consisting of 7 main blocks and 5 levels, houses the most advanced technologies in the field of infectious diseases (including respiratory diseases) with the aim of offering appropriate treatment to local citizens but also of being a reference point for the population of the entire Republic of Kazakhstan. Dedicated areas have been designed within the complex for scientific, experimental and applied research activities (also with international partners) as well as phase 1 and 2 clinical trials aimed at testing new drugs and biological products.


Project area:
56.700 sqm
Bed capacity:
Project date:
Date of construction:
€ 170.000.000


- High technological and system complexity
- High comfort and aesthetic quality
- Hub for experimental and applied research

A high-priority objective of the distribution and functional layout is the optimisation and rationalisation of the main flows and the coplanarity of the complementary functional areas in order to ensure the highest efficiency of the diagnostic-therapeutic pathway for the patients. The duplication of the reception areas at each hospital (the one for the treatment of tuberculosis and the one for the other infectious diseases) also facilitates direct access to the inpatient units and avoids horizontal transfers which can cause cross-contamination.
Since the hospital is intended for patients with an already established diagnosis and coming from other local facilities, it does not have an emergency department. A dedicated building connected to the complex has been designed specially for paediatric patients in order to meet their specific needs.

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In designing the interior, particular attention was paid to enhancing soft qualities (light, colour, furnishings) in order to create comfortable, friendly-looking spaces.
On the outside, the image of the healthcare facility is characterised by a plain, elegant image thanks to the use of palette-coloured HPL panels for the façades and the accentuation of three-dimensionality through the conspicuous splays at the openings.

New infectious diseases, Almaty