Stadium Road Campus, Karachi
The Stadium Road campus covers an area of 84 acres and was designed by Payette Associates, Boston.
In 1971, His Highness the Aga Khan selected Mozhan Khadem as the Design Consultant for the campus. He conceptualised the University and University Hospital as an “architecture of continuous interior spaces that surrounds the observer” following the traditions of Indo-Persian and Mughul architecture, part of the heritage of Pakistan.
The plan contains a progression of sequential and unfolding landscaped courtyards, open spaces, entrance portals, fountains and water features.
The Medical College and the University Hospital buildings, which cover over one million square feet of built-up area, were completed in 1985. Since 1999, new buildings are being added to respond to the growing need for health and education services: Nazerali-Walji, an ambulatory care building; Khimji, a cardiac services building; expansion of the surgical suite; women’s residences; Ibn Zuhr Building, an oncology building; Soparivala Building, a clinical laboratory; an expanded Emergency Room; and the Sports and Rehabilitation Centre.