Recently the resolution of the public competition for the remodelling and extension of the Manuela Solís Claràs hospital in the Valencian Community has been published, specifically in the towns of Quart de Poblet and Mislata, of which the CASA SOLO team together with Vitaller Arquitectura, we have won.
The competition, organized by the Department of Public Health and Public Health of the Generalitat Valenciana, consists of the remodelling and expansion of an old Military Hospital, providing it with rehabilitation units, long stay, chronic, brain damage, palliative care and mental health.
The building of the health center corresponds to a type of hospital pavilion, with volumes of two or three floors linked only on the ground floor. Between the different pavilions, large courtyards with vegetation are created that provide lighting and natural ventilation to the hospital.
The main problem is that, due to the state of abandonment of some of the buildings and to the displacement of the assistance activity to constructions carried out later, the initial scheme of the hospital is distorted.
For this reason, the proposal for the remodelling and expansion of the Manuela Solís Claràs hospital consists in the recovery of the initial use of its buildings and circulations, respecting to the maximum the typology and its aesthetic and constructive characteristics.
The remodelling and extension intervention has an area of 22,000m² and includes new communication centers, a circulation corridor on the first floor and a new logistics building that will be able to grow in height in the future.
The focus of the project is on the humanization of spaces and patient-centered design, due to the type of services that the hospital will house. That is why the project seeks a design based on the achievement of a triple sustainability: socio-functional, economic and environmental.
Thus, the remodelling and expansion of the Manuela Solís Claràs Hospital takes care of the comfort of all users by recovering and enhancing the existing courtyards and also paying special attention to the interior design with factors such as light, air quality or views.
From CASA SOLO we are very satisfied to have been selected as the winning team of this remodelling and extension contest of the Manuela Solís Claràs Hospital together with Vitaller Arquitectura.
As always, we continue to work in the hospital architecture sector, betting on the improvement of existing health centers as well as the design and construction of the hospitals of the future.