Toledo | 2003

The Castilla La Mancha Health Service SESCAM called an architecture competition for the construction of its new headquarters. The plot was rectangular, with a gentle slope and without any natural conditioner in the residential area of ​​the Toledo Industrial Estate.

A stone basement is projected in contact with the ground, solving the inclination of the plot. On this tectonic piece, a vertically perforated rusty corten steel box rests with a sequence of patios in which the vertical communication towers are inserted.

The stone wall that makes up the basement occupies the entire plot generating a large access patio in which palm trees are planted, and a thin surface of water is arranged before entering the building in memory of Hispano-Muslim architectural solutions.

Inside the building, a sequence of secluded patios introduces light to landscaped spaces towards which the office work areas open.

This architecture creates an internal microcosm protected from the outside bustle with its own microclimate, softening the harsh conditions of the Castilian summers.


Project Author ESTUDIO AIA
Location Toledo
Promoter SESCAM | Servicio de Salud de Castilla-La Mancha
Project date 2003
State Competition