The Castilla La Mancha Health Service SESCAM called a project competition for the construction of the new Health Centre in La Solana, near Ciudad Real. We proposed a project that, in addition to solving the sophisticated functional program, would become a formal benchmark in a characterless environment surrounded by newly built semi-detached houses of low architectural quality.
From the formal point of view:
A large central space in double-height organizes the center formally, functionally and visually.
Interstitial patios capture light and make the building breathe. A few sheets of water condition, from the bioclimatic point of view, while solving the collection of water in an open cistern for fire fighting.
The materials, limestone from La Mancha, similar to travertine, corten steel, and wood.
From functional organization:
A cross-sectional volume oriented to the street contains the reception elements, server elements, and residence of personnel on duty.
Perpendicular volumes house the medical offices open to the public and waiting rooms, forming a comb-shaped floor.
The building allows sectorization with related facilities.
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