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Vila de Conde Hospital Pediatric Wing / 100 Planos Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 24 October, 2008
Vila de Conde Hospital Pediatric Wing / 100 Planos Arquitectura
Vila de Conde Hospital Pediatric Wing / 100 Planos Arquitectura

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • Architects

    100 Planos Arquitectura
  • Engineering

    ASL&Associados L.da
  • Client

    The Portuguese Heath Ministry
  • Contractor

    MonteAdriano SGPS
  • Project Year

    2008

"The hospital was a hospital like any other in a big city. It had a sinister look, bleak, repulsive, of things that are done by necessity, an obligation ... Inside didn't fit the generous impulse of the heart, but the technique, science, the regulation."

Domingos Monteiro - Tales and Drama, Vol, 1943

The text above was the starting point of this project.

We were asked to build a pediatric wing on a very damaged XIX century hospital.

The idea was to create a building that didn't look like a hospital, where children and adults feld as if they were at home. An emotional, simple and non clinic, yet efficient space, were blue a white domain, under the doctors colorful closes.

The interior space is organized by tow parallel corridors perforated by skylights, that bring the Atlantic sun inside, and create constant changes on the interior.

The exterior tries to resolve the volumetric relations with the preexisting building, creating a big frame, that holds a playful metal white facade.

The rest just happens in a very free way, just expecting people feel a little bit better, inside...

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Vila de Conde Hospital Pediatric Wing / 100 Planos Arquitectura" 24 Oct 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/7966/vila-de-conde-hospital-pediatric-wing-100-planos-arquitectura/>
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Afonso Condi · May 19, 2010

Vila de Conde Hospital Pediatric Wing / 100 Planos Arquitectura | ArchDaily http://goo.gl/BioC

VT · April 15, 2010

Well, I have to say that I already been there (taking a friend who had this stupid kart accident) and in terms of functionality this hospital sins a lot. Just look at the access ramp. It's way too small for even an ambulance to maneuver well, now imagine if two ambulances reach at once...

Anyway, I (and notice, I am no architect, just a civil engineer student who loves to watch to a beautiful building) think that we should praise the Portuguese health ministry for this concession. Most of the hospitals in Portugal are so stale that it hurts.

Cinical · October 09, 2009

Ah! The building is placed in Póvoa de Varzim,not Vila do Conde. But not the point. There was a rumour going that the contractor had donated the new wing.

And inside,is not funtional and well structured at all.. But I mean,It's a hospital in Portugal,what can you expect..

Mr. Cheap · April 12, 2009

Buildings whose main idea is to not do something, rather than to do something, usually end up like this one, unclear and cluttered.

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