Nawar Alkhatib

MSc Architecture and the Sustainable Environment


A holistic approach for the refurbishment of QEQM’s Maternity Unit, through the integration of vegetation, natural light and ventilation in both existing and refurbished parts to create a non-clinical, welcoming, and intimate environment. The façades were transformed by ‘peeling’ off the brick work, and the interiors were made ‘healthier’ through the use of materials such as: cork, concrete, formaldehyde free insulation, low emitting paint, reclaimed wood. Greenery and access to outdoor spaces are also provided.