5/30/2012

Rey Juan Carlos Hospital


Traditionally hospitals have all typically been designed with the same aesthetic and functional parameters and can be sometimes depressing.  An design team lead by architect Rafael de La-Hoz set of to transform the citizen into customers, for a new type of hospital, which in addition to assisting with the proven effectiveness of our healthcare system, can feel at all times the center of all care, giving them all attention.



This new hospital model is configured in three basic elements: efficiency, light and silence, features that are key to both well designed hospital and residential architecture.  Conceptually, the new hospital is arranged on base that gives structure to the healthcare units, outpatient diagnosis and treatment.  Structured in three modules or parallel buildings that reflect the best hospital main structures: flexibility, expansion, functional clarity and horizontal circulations.





The structure is arranged in two units of hospitalization, two oval crowns with gentle curves giving a different view from the depressive sensory residential forms of the rationalist "block bar", and inspired by the best of recent residential architecture.  The design implements specific new practices such as: elimination of corridors and in consequence the elimination of annoying noise, concentric circulation, light and silence around a common atrium.  Two functional concept spaces: base and crown, which are linked to form a new architecture, a model that offers to the professionals the opportunity to treat and to the citizen to be treated in an environment where the natural light and the silence result in therapeutics.