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Woldya Maternity Center / Xavier Vilalta Architects

01:00 - 7 April, 2013
Woldya Maternity Center / Xavier Vilalta Architects, Courtesy of Xavier Vilalta Architects
Courtesy of Xavier Vilalta Architects

Located in Woldya, a town in the Amhara region in northeast Ethiopia, the new maternity care center is placed at the entrance of the Woldya hospital becoming a new gathering area for future mothers. Designed by Xavier Vilalta Architects (XVA), maternity is divided in two areas that share an entrance space: the maternity unit and the mothers waiting area. The first one is the functional and operational medical space and the second, a temporary hostel for upcoming patients that need a place to stay before they enter in the final stage of their pregnancy. More images and architects’ description after the break.