Rows of brightly lacquered metal slats wrap the upper ranges of this multi-storey auto park that serves the maternity and oncology wards of a hospital in A Coruña, Spain.
Developed by Gustavo Díaz García and Lucas Díaz Sierra of Díaz & Díaz Arquitectos with architect Rafael Ángel Otero Mosquera, the automobile park bridges a steep slope between the two hospital wards it serves.
4 of the car park’s 5 levels are embedded into the slope to negotiate the dramatic variations in ground degree. The fifth parking degree is on the flat roof of the complicated, which provides glimpses of the sea.
“The height variation of the plot generates a fantastic organic wall formed by rock and vegetation,” explained the architects. “This arrangement results in the creation of numerous entries from distinct levels of the street that borders the plot.”
Connected story: Geometric perforations pattern facade of Belgian hospital automobile park by Abscis Architecten
The coloured slats that surround the open ends of the floors give the creating a striped visual appeal, even though the base is wrapped in board-marked concrete panels. Gaps between the slats assist to naturally ventilate the developing.
“The facade is made out of prefabricated concrete textured panels in the locations in speak to with the ground, creating a tough basing, on which a coloured light metal slats box rests, which recall the factor of car bodies,” explained the architects.
Luis Vidal + Architects gave the facade of a hospital in Ibiza a equivalent look by using stripes of photoluminescent paint, which also leads to the building to glow faintly following dark.
At the A Coruña project, an elevated pedestrian bridge extends from the auto park’s circulation tower to connect the two wellness care centres, which are also linked by a road at ground level and by way of the decrease amounts of parking.
“This nucleus gets to be a landmark, giving character to the constructing, so it was really critical to work on its image,” said the crew.
The ten,000-square-metre constructing has 366 parking bays distributed across its staggered floors, which are linked by ramps.
Abscis Architecten has also not too long ago created a hospital car park – a framework in Ghent, Belgium, which features a facade of perforated balustrades.
Photography is by Héctor Santos-Díez.
Architects: Gustavo Díaz García, Lucas Díaz Sierra, Rafael Ángel Otero Mosquera
Ground floor plan 1st floor strategy 2nd floor plan Third floor program Fourth floor program Fifth floor plan Facade diagram Section one Segment two