Article source: SANCHO-MADRIDEJOS ARCHITECTURE OFFICE
The medicine Faculty completes the facilities on the Arrixaca Hospital grounds. The nature of the site and the brief give it a degree of independence from the rest of the precinct in both its use and character, eschewing the peculiar hospital image.
The project is understood as a neutral, compact, petrous box with four and two heights. Inwardly ‘projected void’ are used to tense the box and generate spaces in diverse scales and qualities. The vestibule space thus arises from the confrontation between two voids of a different nature, one measuring 15 x 15 x 15 m (interior) and the other 9 x 9 x 6 m (exterior) which compress and tense it vertically. The transition between the successive episodes: void (entrance space), vertical vestibule space and void (central patio), each one with its own properties, sets the main time and spatial theme of the project.
Image Courtesy © HISAO SUZUKI
- Architects: SANCHO-MADRIDEJOS ARCHITECTURE OFFICE (J.C. SANCHO,SOL MADRIDEJOS)
- Project: TEACHING PAVILION AT ARRIXACA HOSPITAL
- Location: MURCIA, SPAIN
- Photography: HISAO SUZUKI
- Client: INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LA SALUD (INSALUD) Y UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
- Project date: 1996-1997
- Built date: 1998-2001
- Team Coordinator: MIGUEL ÁNGEL ALONSO DEL VAL, RUFINO HERNÁNDEZ
- Collaborators: JUAN ANTONIO GARRIDO, LUIS RENEDO, PATRICIA PLANELL,JAVIER MORENO
- Structure engineering: H.C.A. INGENIEROS
- Installations engineering: G.E. INGENIEROS