Los Arcos del Mar Menor University Hospital San Javier, Murcia Building, Spanish Health Design

Los Arcos del Mar Menor University Hospital Building

University Hospital in Murcia: San Javier Healthcare in southeast Spain design by CASA Sólo Arquitectos

27 Apr 2012

Los Arcos del Mar Menor University Hospital Murcia

Location: Murcia, southeastern Spain

Design: CASA Sólo Arquitectos

Los Arcos del Mar Menor University Hospital, San Javier Building

Los Arcos del Mar Menor University Hospital

The main façade, looking south, has two of the building’s main innovations: a brise-soleil protecting the administration departments, designed with transparent photovoltaic cell panels, and a led’s information panel 120 m. long (the longest in Europe, so far) which penetrates into the main hall, allowing to participate from its messages also inside the building.

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The implantation of the building follows the SE-NW axis of the plot. There are two levels of access to the building, with a floor between them.

The hospital is laid out on four floors (ground+3), with the two highest (second and third) occupied by the inpatient units together with outpatient areas and consulting rooms and department offices. This layout (which is unusual in its sitting of outpatient services) 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 and services, etc. 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.

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Los Arcos del Mar Menor University Hospital – Building Information

Title: Los Arcos del Mar Menor University Hospital
Design: CASA Sólo Arquitectos
Location: San Javier, Murcia, Spain
Competition award: 2004
Project: 2005
Site works: 2006-10
Area: 61.352 sqm

Construction cost without taxes: 63.320.308 €
Architects: Francesc Pernas, Roger Pernas & Bernat Gato
Scope of works: Preliminary design, Design development, Building drawings, Interior design, Landscape design, Engineering services, Structural design, Construction supervision, Economical & quantity surveying, Healt & safety supervision

New University Hospital Building in Murcia images / information from CASA Sólo Arquitectos

CASA Sólo Arquitectos is a company created in 1987, with more than 24 years of experience in health-care building, although it also includes other types of projects of great functional complexity.

CASA Sólo Arquitectos s.l.p. are based in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain

Location: San Javier, Murcia, southeastern Spain, western Europe


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