Place: A Coruña. Spain
Surface: 22.863 sqm
Tipología: Remodelling/Widelling, Hospital
The project is Phase 2 of the Master Plan of this 935 bed university hospital, referral centre for the region. It includes the reform and extension of the first five floors of the central building, built in the 1970s. These floors are still partly occupied, making it necessary to carry out the work in stages, so as to interfere as little as possible with ongoing hospital activities. The existing building is being extended in the North façade. It was decided to maintain the building’s original image, with a prevalence of wall over openings, adapting the skin to the latest technologies (ventilated façade and better seal and thermal insulation for windows). The scheme sets out also to restore the building’s original patios, eliminating extraneous elements added in the course of its busy life. The new surgical block has 18 OR’s with Krion panelling.