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Teletón Infant Oncology Clinic / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

  • 15:00 - 9 August, 2017
Teletón Infant Oncology Clinic / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Teletón Infant Oncology Clinic / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

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    Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Director

    Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Director

    Alejandro Coeto
  • Design Manager

    Cándido Hernández
  • Design Team

    Miguel Baranda, Iovany Fuentes, Alejandro Espejel
  • Engineering Coordination

    Ing. Marcos Hernández
  • Engineering Team

    Ing. Héctor Ruiz
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    Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • Interior Design Director

    Arq. Nadia Borrás
  • Interior Design Team

    Miguel Ángel Peña, Fernanda Patiño
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    Palacio Ingeniería
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© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

Text description provided by the architects. Since 1999 the Teletón Foundation has undertaken a great effort to attend to the needs of disabled children. In pursuit of the same ideals, it created the Teletón Infant Oncology Clinic (HITO) to support children with cancer, in response to one of the leading causes of death in Mexico. The city of Querétaro was chosen for its central location in the country, and its high rates of growth and development.

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

The architectural concept is based on the idea of a chain of cells making different movements, which represented the principle of cell regeneration. Each of these cells is represented by a volume, to give a total of nine sections, which contain the entire project within their curving form.

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro
Second Level Plan
Second Level Plan
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

On the façade, each volume plays with a different inclination and has a series of vertical brackets that function as structural columns, eliminating the need for internal columns, as well as protecting from excess solar gain. They also highlight the movement of each volume to achieve a visual language that maintains the architectural identity of the CRIT (Children Rehabilitation Centers -Teletón). The HITO is located on an elevated site with an undulating topography that provides extensive views over the city.

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

The main entrance is located in the center of the complex, and the distinct areas are distributed from the reception over different levels. There are four general levels, with an extra level in some of the sections, to accommodate future growth in the wards and chemotherapy areas.

© Paúl Czitrom
© Paúl Czitrom

The HITO has the highest level of specialist child oncology services, and each department is distributed within the building formed by the nine sections. These departments include imaging, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, blood bank, laboratory, pathology, intensive care, chemotherapy, and chapel.

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

The total area of the site is 45,130 square meters, which includes a large area intended for a nature reserve and another section set aside for future expansion.

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

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Cite: "Teletón Infant Oncology Clinic / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos" 09 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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