CLIENT: Ministry of Public Works
SERVICES: Preliminary design
The new El Salvador Hospital is the replacement for an old and prestigious Chielan hospital unit, erected at the end of the 19th century. On a distinctly urban terrain, the project brings together two institutions which had been apart up to now: the El Salvador Hospital and the Geriatrics National Institute. The existence of a green park on the plot, as well as original wings which had to be preserved, along with the tight regulations that apply to the plot conditioned the design of the hospital. The hospital will have 642 beds, 136 consultation rooms and 26 operating theatres. The Geriatrics National Institute, with a 112 bed capacity, serves patients strictly over 60 who require specialized gerontological treatment.