Hospital Center Vila Nova de Gaia, Espinho
From the morphology and topography of the terrain we can see the apparent (un)organisation of this territory, loaded with different architectures, different units, different times, scales, symbols and organisations.
Now a new building is requested, with new functions with new rationalities and above all with specific objectives to be fulfilled: connecting, rationalizing and phasing seem to be the watchwords for its design and to which we add identity, flexibility and the capacity to associate and transform itself, in the present and in the future.
The new central building named presents itself as a welcoming and connecting space, an element that structures the existing building giving it a functional, formal and articulating unit with all the different adjacent units and services. It is therefore an essential link in a whole chain of activities and services that integrate the whole of what today the thought of a hospital unit is. To this extent, the building seeks to highlight this variety, presenting itself as something that adapts and transforms, a living cell open to regeneration and permanent alteration, suggesting movement and differentiation.
Vila Nova de Gaia
Nuno Lacerda Lopes