HOSPITAL FOR ELDER PEOPLE
with Juan Socas
The project target is the transformation of an old industrial building into a big hospital for elder people including an office for the firm that manages elderly care in Swiss.
One of the requirement was the creation of something similar to a village square in which the guests could find the main recreational activities.
The proposal conceives a building that is developed around the courtyard, as the village square, that is opened on the ground floor toward the river that borders the building to the west. On the other floors, it has been designed an extension that closes every levellike a ring.
That guarantees a deambulation in circle of the patients and it makes easier the functional flows of the workers.
The dense and complex program has been completely satisfied, in particular the required surfaces and the distribution.