At Lubowa, near the capital of Uganda, Kampala, the ceremony for the placement of the first stone of the International Specialized Hospital of Uganda (ISHU), an advanced health care complex designed by the Milan-based firm Progetto CMR.

Massimo Roj, CEO of Progetto CMR and Chief Designer of the project, presented the design to the assembled guests.


Sustainability and innovation are the key words for the design of this medical center covering a wide range of specializations.


The complex, with an area of about 300,000 m2, will be composed of 9 buildings, including residential support structures for doctors and nurses, a training school, a conference center, a hotel and shops.


The architectural solutions focus on patients, creating buildings of limited height following the natural contours of the land, to minimize landscape impact. The facades also reference the context with local stone and decorative motifs based on the African tradition.


The complex has been designed in keeping with the criteria of the Green Building Council in terms of sustainability, reduction of consumption, and maximizing of local renewable resources.