Place: Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona. Spain Conclusion: 2007 Surface: 38.681 sqm
This project of a new hospital is characterized by its rational use of the available plot without disturbing the existing hospital activities during construction, functional organization, structuring of circulation and separation of outpatient and inpatient activities. The hospital has a capacity of 200 beds and 390 parking spaces. In order to reduce the impact of its height and scale, the building is articulated into three clearly differentiated parts: a three-storey plinth and two separate bodies, accommodating the three basic functions: central and general services, inpatient care, and outpatient activity. The triangular area created between the two blocks is a covered public space which gives access to the Hospital. The proposal takes advantage of the existing vehicle-access concourse to accommodate the entrance plaza serving the new building, which is connected to the existing hospital wards (future social health care) by an underground tunnel.