Typology: Hospital new construction Phase: Competition Built area: 42,770 m2 Promoter: Catalan Health Service Location: Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona. Spain Architects: Francesc Pernas, Roger Pernas and Bernat Gato
The implementation of this new lightweight 310 beds hospital, opens to the city from the area of the train station. The access is organized through a large square over the river, to accommodate the visitors and patients.
It is a horizontal building with controlled possibilities of growth. A large bioclimatic atrium collects visitor arrivals and access to the services.
The facade and roof were designed to get a maximum solar control and to avoid the noise produced by the motorway. It incorporates the production of photovoltaic energy and the reuse of gray water and rainwater.