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  7. Vila de Conde Hospital Pediatric Wing / 100 Planos Arquitectura

Vila de Conde Hospital Pediatric Wing / 100 Planos Arquitectura

  • 00:00 - 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
  • 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...

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Cite: "Vila de Conde Hospital Pediatric Wing / 100 Planos Arquitectura" 24 Oct 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/7966/vila-de-conde-hospital-pediatric-wing-100-planos-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884
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