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.
La Corredoria Health Center in Oviedo, Spain by diaz|rojo arquitectos
July 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: diaz|rojo arquitectos
La Corredoria health center is a new building whose programme demanded four independent functional areas, which included Emergency, admission of mentally ill patients, as well as the typical programme for outpatient services and all of this in a suburban alienated surrounding, hardly any reference except the rounded hill which was replaced by the building, the light curved roads from La Corredoria quarter and the distant views of the Naranco mountain, as a slightly curved shape.
The first decision is to give a only answer to the two requirements: take root in the place, and to give an answer with the whole programme to the close area giving character to the building, and therefore, to the close urban space.
After analyzing the programme of the differents areas, they are divided into permanent uses and possibly variable spaces: circulations, toilets, waiting rooms, etc. as part of the first group. The consolidated spaces and the whole assistance and administrative rooms such as consulting and medical care rooms, offices and even admission rooms are part of the second group.
The first group is composed of little rooms as well as spacious open spaces. Due to this and also because of the unlikely change of spaces, it is considerated that all of these can adapt to an irregular geometry. On the contrary, the administrative and assistance spaces of a medium scale, need versatility and regularity for their functionality.
Because of all of this, the building has two facades for the two big groups mentioned before: the curved facade, which deal with the irregular parts of the area and gives the main image of the building, includes the spaces considerated as consolidated. With reference to the curve roads of the surrounding, and the hills landscapes from the central Asturian area.
The opposite facade belongs to the regular pieces of the building, which include the whole changeable programme. Between both parts of the programme, the spacious hall -in horizontal and vertical directions- joins the different spaces and looks for the pleasant light from the courtyards.
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