Madeira Central Hospital, Portugal
Pico do Funcho, Madeira Island
Região Autónoma da Madeira
BMM - Balonas. Menano e Morschel
173390,00 m 2
The project solution found for this Hospital reflects the capability found by the architects of softly implanting a 170.000m 2 building in a unique and singular characteristic topography.
The desire to achieve a solution that would provide welfare and comfort for users and officials resulted in a building with many transparencies, thereby ensuring natural light in most indoor spaces.
The Hospital is composed of several volumes, spread over 10 floors, three of which partially buried. In the volumes located on a hillside, its altimetry implantation was adjusted to the slope of the land, with the existing ground floor deck at various levels from the floor -4 to the floor 0.
In the set of buildings that compose the hospital, it is possible to identify four main buildings, namely:
1. Internment building with 10 floors, three of which partially buried due to the slope of the land.
2. Central core building with the offices with 8 floors, one of which buried.
3. Ambulatory building with 5 floors, one of which partially buried.
4. Psychiatry building with two floors.
5. Parking building with three floors.
The project solutions proposed for the buildings wanted to ensure an economy in the construction and maintenance of the building, always trying to find environmentally friendly solutions.