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Amarante’s Hospital / ACXT

  • Architects: ACXT
  • Location: Amarante, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge: David Coutinho Correia
  • Design Team: Inês Coelho, Francisca Bastos, Marcelo Dantas, Francisco Eloy, Jorge Paquete
  • Structure: Silvia Castillo Martins, João Almeida, Rita Fernández
  • Environmental Engineering: Álvaro Santos, André Mendes, José Sereno
  • Client: Centro Hospitalario do Tâmega e Sousa
  • Area: 21,000 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

From the architect. The Hospital of Amarante is located on a plot of land of mild relief. Its program combines the uses of an outpatients’ department with those of an emergency department. Each one has its own access. The outpatient clinic, to the north, is on the ground floor; the emergency ward, to the west, is on floor -1.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The building, four storeys high, is shaped like a rectangle, formed by a grid of independent volumes, interconnected by a longitudinal axis. The interstitial spaces between the volumes create two types of patios: closed on the inside and open to the outside.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Amarante’s Hospital / ACXT" [Hospital de Amarante / ACXT] 07 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Jordana, Sebastian) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/328789/amarantes-hospital-acxt/>