Los Arcos del Mar Menor Hospital
- CASA SOLO Arquitectos
- San Javier
- 1-5 Stories
- Servicio Murciano de Salud / GISCARMSA
The total bed capacity of the hospital is 329. There are two levels of access to the building, with a floor between them. The hospital is laid out on four floors (ground+3). Second and third floors are occupied by the inpatient units combined with outpatient areas, consulting rooms and department offices. This layout enables of all each department’s patient care and work areas to be grouped together, optimizing staff effectiveness and minimizing circulation.
The ‘open’ scheme on the NW side allows the addition of a series of new modules: inpatient, logistics, central services, outpatient consultations or services.
Good exposure to natural light is a factor of great importance in this type of building, and the design thus incorporates a system generously sized patios, fully incorporated into the structural grid, to provide the different departments with fresh air and sunlight. The main façade has a photovoltaic cells’ double-skin and an information panel running along the full length of the building.