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Monday, 30 March 2015 01:40cat

New South Autralian Hospital is World's 3rd Most Expensive Building

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New South Autralian Hospital is World's 3rd Most Expensive Building Leighton Contractors

When completed The New Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), in South Australia, will be the third most expensive building in the world behind the One World Trade Center in New York City and Bucharest’s Palace of the Parliament ($3.9 and $3.0 billion respectively). The project is expected to be finished by the end of 2016 and will cost $2.1 billion (US) beating both The Shard in London and the Palazzo in Las Vegas (both cost $1.9 billion). The 11-storey hospital, the largest capital investment project in the history of South Australia, will have 800 beds and is expected to admit more than 80,000 patients every year. Designed by Silver Thomas Hanley and Design Inc (STHDI), the facility is being funded exclusively by taxpayers in South Australia and is projected to service the healthcare needs of the state for decades to come.

“Upon completion the New Royal Adelaide Hospital will deliver state of the art care in one of the most advanced hospitals in the world.” said a statement from South Australian Health.

RAH takes up an entire city block and has employed innovative construction techniques such as concrete filled steel tube columns and prefabricated pan floor formwork units based on the progressive strength methods.

The list of the world’s most expensive buildings is compiled by building data company Emporis. The list has been adjusted to take currency movements into account and considers both buildings under construction and existing buildings that were built after 1976.


Sources: Dailymail, Architecture & Design

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