The project started with two difficulties. First of all, we were faced with a small area of almost 538 square feet. This meant that we had to optimize the common areas in order to gain more operational area, but we also wanted to avoid small, cramped spaces. With this objective we took advantage of both facades to release the space.
On the other hand, we had to work with a building with high historical value, so after several conversations with the Public Administration, we chose a solution that helped us to emphasize the facade respecting the traditional aspect.
To do this, we chose an open fence to avoid an aggressive aspect. The division was made according to the traditional division of the old Galician houses, and we chose the white color to match the main color inside.
For the interior we used different materials and lights (both natural and artificial).
The most important challenge was to create a responsible intervention for this heritage property.
A backlit steel skin indicates, through its volume, the operating areas of the clinic, joining them with the original wall of stone.
The floor and the metallic cover help to perceive an area that is clean and aseptic. The waiting room and the reception contain wood and tissue in order to create a more friendly atmosphere.
With this project we tried to emphasize traditional aspects from a contemporary point of view.