Location: Badalona, Barcelona, Spain Date: 2013 – ongoing Surface: 4,682m² + 1,454m² Promoter: Catalan Health Service – Generalitat de Catalunya Scope: Preliminary Project, Basic and Execution Project and Direction of the works
Remodelling of the Maternal and Infant Hospitalization Unit, the Neonatology Department, the Day Hospital and the administrative area of the ICO (Institute of Oncology of Catalonia).
The purpose of the project is the remodelling of different services located at the University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol in Badalona, specifically the Obstetrics Hospitalization Unit located in the Maternal Tower Plant 5, of the Neonatology Department that will be located on the 6th floor, and on the fourth floor of the same Tower to locate the administrative areas of the Catalan Institute of Oncology as well as the Day Hospital of eating disorders, since the structure Functional and current distribution of plants do not respond to the needs and healthcare requirements of these future services.
The initial conception of the physical structure of the building had a clear outline of what circulations should be, segregating public and restricted circulations, as well as the position of each service based on their functional relationships and his welfare activity. These circulations consisted of a main hallway of public parallel to the main façade, linked to the accesses and the public nuclei; and an internal corridor, parallel to the previous, bound to the restricted nuclei.
This conceptual purity was lost as a consequence of the progressive employment of the different spaces of the centre, without any strategic intention, due to the lack of a Master Plan over the years that allowed its growth in an orderly and coherent manner.
The spirit of the current Master Plan is to recover this functional scheme, which is why we want to respect the current configuration and allocation of vertical communication core, both stairs, mountaineering, public elevators and lifts of dirty and clean, of restricted use.
The centred position of these nuclei within the rectangular plant of the Maternal Tower is the most powerful conditioner in the Project of both Plant 5 and Plant 6 of the Maternal Tower.