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    LIDADOR HOSPITAL, PORTUGAL

    CLIENT: Healthcare Portuguese group

    SERVICES: Outline design, Architectural, structural and building services projects

    YEAR: 2006-2008

    COUNTRY: Portugal

    This private hospital, in the North of Portugal, has 64 hospitalization beds backed up by a surgical block with 4 operating theatres and a diagnostic imaging centre, as well as an outpatient’s and complementary examinations area. The building also has a physical medicine and rehabilitation centre with hydrotherapy pools.
    In a symbolic allusion of the four parts of the heart divided into the atria and ventricles, the Lidador Hospital in Maia which will specialize in cardiology treatments, is organized into four autonomous blocks arranged on the ground in a cruciform design.
    This volumetric organization intends to ensure a correct fitting of the functional programme, allowing for the clustering of functionally interdependent services and the organization of accesses and circulation routes.

    Architecture - ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN