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The A Coruña University Hospital Complex (CHUAC) in the Lifestyle magazine

The third floor of the A Coruña University Hospital Complex (CHUAC) stands out in LifeStyle, the quarterly magazine of PORCELANOSA, for the materials used in the project. The interior design magazine LifeStyle is aimed at clients of the Porcelanosa Group interested in interior...
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Advancement of the works of the Third Level hospitals in Bolivia

The two works of the Third Level hospitals in Bolivia, promoted by the Ministry of Health and financed by the IDB, are advancing at a good pace. CASA SOLO participates in these projects, together with the engineering PGI and the Antares consultancy, under the Engest brand. It is...
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Inauguration of the obstetrics plant of the maternal and new-born tower of the Hospital Universitat Germans Trias i Pujol (Can Ruti)

Recently, the obstetrics plant of the maternal and new-born tower of the Hospital Universitat Germans Trias i Pujol (Can Ruti) has been inaugurated. It is a remodelling project of the 5th floor of the hospital, with a surface of action of 1424m², in which it is proposed to...
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CASA SOLO winner of the remodelling and extension competition of the Manuela Solís Claràs hospital in Mislata / Quart de Poblet (Valencia)

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...
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Implementation of ISO 9001 and 14001 standards in CASA SOLO

From the beginning of 2017, CASA SOLO Arquitectos we began the implementation of the Quality Management System based on the ISO 9001:2015 standard and the Environmental Management System based on the ISO 14001: 2015 standard. This adaptation was decided to carry out with the...
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CASA SOLO in the 10th Great Sanitary Construction Debate

On May 17, CASA SOLO we attended the 10th Great debate on sanitary construction, a sanitary forum organized by Grupo Vía in Barcelona, where eight architectural firms we shared our latest projects in the sector. Grupo Vía is a company that has been working for more than 15 years...
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The works advance in El Alto Sur hospital in Bolivia

This last May, our founder member, Roger Pernas, went to Bolivia to follow the progress of the El Alto Sur hospital, along with the health minister, Ariana Campero Nava and representatives of the neighborhood. El Alto Sur hospital will have a capacity of 153 beds, 35 specialties...
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CASA SOLO present in HOSPITALSPEC Sevilla 2018

Last March CASA SOLO was present at the annual HOSPITALSPEC forum about healthcare equipment and hospital architecture. It is a space where providers and prescribers can hold face-to-face meetings, along with conferences and networking activities, to strengthen their...
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Design and arrangement of facilities in hospitals

The design and arrangement of facilities in hospitals is a fundamental aspect when designing a health center, since these are elements that involve a large area and budget for the entire work and, in addition, require an adequate provision for optimize its operation. The...
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CASA SOLO on the cover of the Vía Construcción magazine

This month of March the CASA SOLO team has been the cover of Vía Construcción magazine, in its publication number 138, with innovation, health and comfort as pillars of our professional activity. Vía Construcción magazine is one of the usual publications of Grupo Vía, a company...
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Inauguration of the ICU of Mutua of Terrassa University Hospital

On the 16th of February, the ICU of Mutua de Terrassa University Hospital was inaugurated, a project that began its work in August 2017 and that has had a great impact on the media. The opening ceremony of the Intensive Care Unit took place in the Teaching Building of Mutua...
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Modular operating rooms

The hospital architecture increasingly introduces modular system solutions in its design process, as in the case of modular operating rooms, due to the need to respond to the new demands of society, both in the public and private sectors. The advancement of construction systems...
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CASA SOLO winner of the competition for the new heliport at Vall d’Hebron Hospital

Last November the resolution of the contest for the implementation of the new heliport at Vall d’Hebron Hospital was published, specifically on the cover of the Traumatology area, after which CASA SOLO ARQUITECTOS we were the winning team. The proposal consists of an...
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Residential developments for the elderly

The progressive aging of the population is becoming increasingly palpable. The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2050, the proportion of people over 60 in the world will have doubled. Medicine and the improvement of the quality of life advance, allowing a...
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Choice of land to build a hospital

The process of choosing a land to build a hospital is one of the first steps in the design and construction process of new health centre buildings. It is a phase that requires special attention as getting a suitable site greatly facilitates the design and construction process...
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CASA Solo winner of the competition of remodelling and extension of Laredo Hospital

Recently the resolution of the final phase of the competition of remodelling and extension of Laredo Hospital has been published, after which we have been winners the team of CASA SOLO ARCHITECTS. The proposal presented for this competition, whose promoter is the Cantabrian...
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CASA Solo at HOSPITALSPEC 2017

Last May CASA Solo we were present in the annual forum HOSPITALSPEC on sanitary equipment and hospital architecture, which brings together all types of professionals. It is about a space where suppliers and buyers can carry out face-to-face meetings, along with networking...
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Implementation of BIM in architectural offices

After the computer revolution in the architecture sector with the emergence of CAD technology, we are nowadays with the second great revolution of the sector, the methodology known as BIM. The BIM (Building Information Modeling) working system consists of a collaborative work...
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CASA Solo winner team of the Sierrallana hospital expansion competition

Recently the resolution of the final phase of the Sierrallana hospital expansion competition has been published, after which the CASA Solo team, together with the Cantabrian office MMiT Arquitectos, we have become winners. The proposal presented for this competition, whose...
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Master Plans in hospital’s design

Master Plans in hospital’s design consist of the overall architectural solution of a hospital, within a defined time horizon, once its functional and physical structure is defined. They define the strategic phases of action for the future growth and development of the...
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Resolution of the competition for the extension and reordinance of the Vall d’Hebron Campus

Recently the resolution of the final phase of the competition for the new building of the Foundation of the University Hospital Vall d’Hebron (VHIR) and reordinance of the Vall d’Hebron Campus has been published. The team of CASA Solo, after being selected among the...
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Architecture Night Dinner at El Principal, Barcelona

Last Tuesday, April 23th our team took part in the Architecture Night Dinner, a gastronomic evening organized by Grupo Vía and sponsored by Flint, in the restaurant El Principal in Eixample neighborhood, Barcelona, which opened its doors a couple of years ago after more than 25...
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Progress on the remodelling works in Can Ruti

Progress on the remodelling works in Can Ruti, the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital in Badalona, to renovate the Obstetrics Hospitalization Unit located on the 5th Floor of the Maternal Tower and the Neonatal ICU Service which will be located on the 6th Floor of the same Tower. The...
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Remodel or build a new construction hospital

One of the most present debates in the current architecture is the degree of intervention to be carried out in the existing urban areas and plots, that is to say, the necessity or not of build new constructions, when we have a large number of buildings with the possibility of...
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Recent ongoing competitions: research building of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and hospital extensions in Cantabria

The CASA Solo team is still active in participating in competitions at both local and national level. Among the recent competitions we would like to highlight the selection for the research building of the Hospital Vall d’Hebron, together with the architect Josep Llinàs...
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Delivery of the APS of the project of residence of the elderly in Luxembourg

During this month it has been completed the delivery of the APS (Avant-Projet Sommaire) of the project of residence of the elderly (maison de soins) in Bascharage, a small town located to 20 km of the capital of Luxembourg. Here there are the general criteria and characteristics...
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Hospital buildings of almost zero consumption

The design of hospital buildings of almost zero consumption is becoming more important in the current architecture, since it is a typology of public building that is in operation 24 hours a day and with great technological requirements, where energy saving acquires a leading...
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II Strategic Immersion Conference of HT Cluster and Congress and Fair on Constructive Wood

In recent months the CASA Solo team, we have been present in some important events such as the 2nd Strategic Immersion Conference of the HT Cluster and the Congress and Fair on Constructive Wood in Vic. Here we share a brief summary of both. II Strategic Immersion Conference of...
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Healthy indoor environment in hospitals and nursing homes

We spend 90% of the time inside the buildings. The health centres are, in particular, spaces in which the quality of the interior environment must be prioritized. Throughout their life cycle, materials used to build health centres can release toxic substances that pose a threat...
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CASA Solo in Promateriales magazine

A few weeks ago Promateriales magazine published in its June issue the remodelling and expansion of the University Hospital Complex in La Coruña (CHUAC) that CASA Solo made in collaboration with the architect Cristina Fernández Gutiérrez. Promateriales is an architecture magazine...
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Landscape architecture in hospitals

The human being is used to the natural environment. To be healthy we need to be in touch with the nature, the sun, the fresh air. In this sense at the moment to create a health centre it is important to consider this necessary connection between people and the natural...
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CASA Solo at the Architecture Night Dinner in the garden of Alma Hotel, Barcelona

On Tuesday 21st June our team participated in a gastronomic evening organized by Grupo Vía and sponsored by Grohe, in the garden of Alma Hotel, Barcelona, located in the city center. The Grupo Vía has been working for more than 15 years in organizing events with the aim of...
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The acoustics in the design of hospitals

Everyday it takes more importance the good acoustics design of the buildings, due to the impact that it has on the welfare and health of people. This is why it still takes more weight when it comes to health centers. Hospitals are very complex buildings and have very specific...
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CASA Solo at the Great discussion of construction and health management Barcelona 2016 and at HOSPITALSPEC

Recently at CASA Solo we had the opportunity to participate in two events related to the health world: the Great debate of construction and health management Barcelona 2016 and the HOSPITALSPEC Forum of sanitary equipment and hospital architecture. Here we present a brief summary...
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Fire protection in hospitals

In previous articles we present the most relevant aspects in hospitals in terms of safety as well as the most effective tools to guarantee it at any moment, because it is a very complex public building that is opened to the public 24 hours per day. This time we would like to...
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HealthTech Cluster

A few weeks ago the newspaper La Vanguardia highlighted the creation of the HealthTech Clusterand the celebration of the first strategy conference in Terrassa in December 2015, an initiative from which CASA Solo, we are part of. The HealthTech Cluster is driven by the Generalitat...
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Security in hospitals

In previous articles we present the new telecommunication technologies as an important part in hospitals safety. This time we would like to develop more the subject emphasizing in all aspects related to the design and security features in health centres. In this case we refer to...
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Design of palliative care centres

The world population is aging to the point that the World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, the proportion of people over 60 years in the world will double, from 11% in 2000 to 22% (2 billion people) by 2050. This means that services for older people acquire increasing...
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The newspaper El Potosi highlights the technological innovation of the new hospital

The newspaper El Potosi highlighted yesterday the news of the technological innovation that will bring the new tertiary hospital, the construction of which is scheduled for May this year. This is a project developed by our team of CASA Solo, in collaboration with Antares...
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Design of radiotherapy units

As we have seen, the design of oncology units is determined by the programmatic structuring of various components, partly autonomous and partly interconnected with the different areas of the hospital care. Within these components we should highlight, due to its complexity, the...
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Tenders underway: hospital in Luxembourg and hospital remodelling in Viladecans

At CASA Solo, we have begun this year successfully with two new restricted tenders. It is about a new hospital in Luxembourg and the remodelling of Viladecans Hospital. New hospital: Luxembourg Hospital Centre This tender is being developed by GINA Barcelona Architects, an...
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Design of oncology units for children

Cancer in Spain-as in most developed countries- is one of the most socially relevant diseases in terms of public health, resources and media and emotional impact on society. When this disease affects children and adolescents the sensitivity is even greater, so that the efficiency...
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CASA Solo in the Second Annual Turkey Hospital Expansion Summit

Last October the Second Annual Turkey Hospital Expansion Summit took place in its capital, Ankara, to which our partner Bernat Gato attended as a guest, along with the architect Aktug Sivrioğlu, head of the L35 associated office in Istanbul. This Expansion Summit was organized by...
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Design of spaces for elderly people: assisted living apartments and public health centres

In the recent years it is palpable the progressive aging of the population. Medicine and the improvement of the quality of life allow a person to enjoy an average of 15-20 years of retirement. In 2015, 17% of Spanish people are over 65 years and it is expected that during the...
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The newspaper El Potosí highlights the beginning of the construction of the new hospital

Earlier this November, local newspaper El Potosí highlighted the news of the beginning of construction of the tertiary hospital and fairground. It is a project developed by our team CASASOLO, together with Antares Consulting and PGI Engineering. Because of the starting of the...
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CASASOLO in the publication of Habitat Futura Group

The Habitat Futura Group has published its 58th edition, picking the most important news in architecture and sustainable building for the months of September and October. Among these events it is included the Visiones Arquitectónicas encounter, in which our CEO Roger Pernas...
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CASASOLO in Hosteltur magazine

Last June, the Hosteltur magazine published its edition about Equipment, which devoted a section to hospital architecture, interviewing our team CASASOLO (pages 20 and 21). Hosteltur is a communication group specialised in professional touristic information. Since 1994 it...
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CASASOLO will be present in the “Modernization and rehabilitation of health centres” event

Next Thursday October 22 CASASOLO will take part in the professional forum “Modernization and rehabilitation of health centres”, organised by Grupo Vía. The event will take place at the “Ámbito Cultural” of El Corte Inglés building, located at Portal de...
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CASASOLO takes part in the Visiones Arquitectónicas conference organised by Grupo Habitat Futura

As we announced in our previous publication, on Tuesday October 6 it was held the Visiones Arquitectónicas conference, organised by Grupo Habitat Futura in Santa Monica Arts Center. After the opening ceremony the first part of the meeting, focused on the architectural innovation...
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CASASOLO will participate in the next Visiones Arquitectónicas conference

Next Tuesday 6th October, CASASOLO will participate in the Visiones Arquitectónicas conference, organized by the Habitat Futura Group. Visiones Arquitectónicas encounter brings together leading professionals specialized in sustainable architecture and this year celebrates its...
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