The formation principle of this project is a complex analysis and integration of the four typologies of hospital architecture implemented throughout history: the “rectangular courtyard”, a “Greek cross”, a “radial-centric” approach, and the “pavilion” approach. The whole complex consists of eight blocks linked into a single structure. The inpatient care unit rises above its surrounding structures forming a unique silhouette as it interacts with its environment. The diagnostic and treatment functions, clinical laboratories, and other vital functions are logically organized throughout the territory.
The facade of the dominating volume smoothly morphs with connected structures which allows for efficient transitions and creates a high, open atrium at the entrance. The rest of the halls encircle an internal courtyard with a pond and garden for recreation. An evocation of a floating mirage is created by the specially selected light and translucent materials of the facades.