Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
CEDT Daimiel in Spain by Estudio Entresitio
January 5th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Estudio Entresitio
Among the works of the architect, is health program one of which require greater precision in adjustment of the plant, and must understand the medical procedures and resolve the circulations of health personnel and patients to avoid unnecessary movements and crosses.
Daimiel’s CEDT combines in a single building primary health care (health centre) and continuing care (ER) with an ambitious program of specialized attention, featuring props Radiology and surgical operating block, so that the movements of patients be minimized to your referral hospital for cases of hospitalization or major surgery requiring general sedation.
the primary health care program and emergency rooms are Solved ground floor, as these areas of increased flow of people, repeating upstairs, the same functional scheme of corridors parallel to accommodate specialty consultations, health personnel residence and surgical block.
Abroad, the project is resolve the image of a building for public use Insert in a perimeter of housing, so it is with a metal skin of galvanized sheet metal micro-perforated louvers to lose the scale of the hollow of the stay and return a volume textured that manages to protect neighboring views inside and improve the thermal conditions of the building at the time.
Constructively, the façade consists of an enclosure of factory of one-half foot, with projected polyurethane foam thermal insulation, which resolves possible thermal bridges in the footsteps of pillars and slabs. On this brick support mounts a substructure of galvanized sheet omegas is screwed to a lacquered corrugated sheet in red.
As external image of the building It has a second skin formed by lamas of micro-perforated galvanized steel sheet, mounted on frames of rectangular section tube, also galvanized. These racks are attached to a grid of double T beams and pillars in T through screwed joints, allowing its removal for servicing on the facade.
The louvers have a flat development of 25 cm wide, which allowed using coils of 100 cm wide that there was waste for its manufacture, being punched in 4 bands so cutting between slats should occur on a Strip without drilling, giving an edge straight and smooth.
A step of maintenance with the floor of galvanized tramex which allows cleaning of the glass without the need for additional media remains between both skins.
Double skin allows keep under shaded the facade of the building, to lessen the thermal loads by direct radiation, being the air conditioning of the building more efficient and economical, while sifting the outside views, rooms in facade giving privacy which subtracts them the proximity with the dwellings of the perimeter.
This same perforated skin, built enclosures of deck installations, that by way of towers, modify the volumetry of the building, at the time that allows to maintain an image of cover sorted even with high technical charge involving this type of program.
Inside, the building opens to 5 courtyards lined corrugated sheet galvanized, around which the consultations occur on one side and the other circulations and waiting rooms, which enjoy optimal conditions of ventilation and lighting through glass fronts.
This scheme allows you to distribute the spaces of wait in front of each of the consultations, avoiding concentrations of people in large waiting rooms. Employment of acoustic insulation in ceilings materials and rubber in the floors of the building, along with the distribution of waiting times, allows you to maintain a level of very low noise, resulting in the comfort of the building.
Material closing of patios, shares the same constructive philosophy of the exterior facades, replacing color plate for galvanized sheet, which in reflector mode, maintains a high level of natural lighting in the circulations, waits and consultations without support of natural lighting during most of the day.
To maintain the privacy of the consultations without penalizing your lighting, a motorized blind, which are collected in the thickness of the façade have been arranged.
The profile of the building were slightly overlap through the incorporation of the volumes of the coffers of installations that are aligned with the plane of the facade and flushes which produce different entrances and the upstairs terrace.
In the same way, the corners of the accesses fold in plant allowing the expansion of sidewalks to mode of urban foyers in higher traffic areas, blurring the perimeter of the building.
The interiors are resolved with white materials, ensuring accurate finishes adapted to applications according to each parament, appearing gresite, phenolic, glass or plaster board panelling fronts as well.
Estudio Entresitio is a partnership formed by Maria Hurtado de Mendoza and Cesar Jimenez de Tejada since 1993, and Jose Maria Hurtado de Mendoza, who joined the office in 2003, after working in Rafael Moneo’s office for four years.
Maria and Cesar teach at Madrid’s School of Architecture ETSAM and Maria was visiting critic at Cornell University AAP the fall semester of 2011.
Maria and Jose Maria were both granted with the Rome’s Prize in the Spanish Academy, Cesar got a Master of “Advanced Architectural Design” at Columbia University with a Fulbright scholarship.
They have won several competitions that allowed them to build a number of projects during the decade 2000-2010, amongst which health care centers and social housing dwellings are the main topics.
Their work has been published in many journals in Europe, Asia and America, being selected as “Design Vanguard” by the Architectural Record magazine in 2007. It has also been shown in several international exhibitions and main projects have been recognized with prizes and honorable mentions in more than 25 awards.
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