Place: Santa Lucía, Murcia. Spain Conclusion: 2010 Surface: 114.369 sqm
This is a new University Hospital with a maximum capacity of 630 beds. Besides medical services, it also includes sports facilities, shops and leisure amenities, thus reinforcing the idea of health, sports, and community services.
The general access concourse is an unheated umbraculum providing a transition between exterior and interior that extends to the roof where the shops, leisure and sports facilities are located. Good exposure to natural light is a factor of great importance in this type of building, and the design thus incorporates a system generously sized patios.
Nursing units southern orientated and overlooking the harbour, are positioned over the two-level roof-garden on top of the diagnostic and outpatient units.
The extended use of solar panels, water resources recuperation, and the use of efficient engineering systems and sustainable materials and screens, allowed the building performance in the LEED Gold qualification.