Healthcare Architecture 2011-2020 (TC cuadernos 147)
TC Cuadernos, 2020
The world is changing rapidly, and these transformations are decisively affecting the fields of architecture and healthcare.
Architecture seeks to respond to a social need, and the attitude of the architect is to empathize with the evolutions of the environment, both architectural, scientific, socio-cultural and health, to offer the best solutions.
This number includes in almost 300 pages the last decade of architectural production in the health sector of PMMT, one of the most important architecture studios specialized in this field.
A coherent “continuous work”, as defined by Juan Trias de Bes in the prologue, with 20 projects between hospitals, clinics and health centers developed with all the graphic and planimetric information necessary for their understanding.
Commissions with strict technical sanitary requirements, sometimes built in distant geographies and with scarce resources, generate experience and a rigorous design methodology, based on efficiency and functionality and with important contributions such as the layout of functional areas or the concept of Parametric hospital based on the structure of sequential courtyards.
An architecture that seeks to respond to the paradigm shift, in areas such as typological hyperflexibility, universal accessibility, the use of healthy materials, artificial intelligence, self-sufficiency and new technologies and, above all, an architecture at the service of people , with empathy and humanism as the backbone.