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Hospital Rey Juan Carlos

TeamRafael de la-Hoz
LocationMadrid, Spain
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DescriptionOur recently built hospitals, as health systems, (effectively take care of the needs of the citizens, but they do so in an unnecessarily dramatic and sometimes depressive architectural space. Their proven effectiveness is the cause of their repetitiveness in such a way that for over a quarter of a century they all have been alike, or they have been perceived to be so.

We propose to transform the citizen into a client, for a new type of hospital, where the will be taken care of with the proven effectiveness of our healthcare system and they can feel the centre of all care and attention at every moment.

This new model of Hospital we propose uses three basic elements to achieve this purpose efficiency, light and silence.
The best of hospital architecture combined with the best of residential architecture.

Conceptually, this new Hospital is arranged on a base that houses health care units, outpatients, diagnosis and treatment. The hospital is structured in three parallel modules or buildings which represent the best of hospital matrix structures; flexibility, expansion, functional clarity and horizontal circulation.

On this structure lay two inpatient units, two oval crowns drawn with pleasant curves which are sensorially differentiated from the depressing residential forms of the rationalist "pill block" and are inspired on the best of recent residential architecture: the elimination of corridors, therefore of noise, concentric circulation, light and silence around a common atrium.
ClientServicio Madrileño de Salud de la Consejería de Sanidad de la Comunidad de Madrid
Start date2012
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