DR. RAFAEL HERNANDEZ SPECIALIZED HEALTHCARE CENTRE
DR. RAFAEL HERNANDEZ SPECIALIZED HEALTHCARE CENTRE
DR. RAFAEL HERNANDEZ SPECIALIZED HEALTHCARE CENTRE

DR. RAFAEL HERNANDEZ SPECIALIZED HEALTHCARE CENTRE

The plan to extend this hospital is part of the actions carried out by Panama’s Caja del Seguro Social, in order to strengthen the health services network. This centre is located on the Pan-American Highway, just outside the city of David and in the way to Paso Canoas (to the west).

The project includes the accurate urbanization plan to lay out the new building in relation to the existing one. Likewise, the reform of the latter is proposed to renew materials and equipment to adapt to current regulations and needs. In addition, a connection between both buildings is proposed through a bridge on the third floor.

The building is organized in the large horizontal volume that accompanies the pedestrian since his arrival at the complex and serves as the backbone of the internal functions. The external consultations are agglutinated in this structure, and from here the hospital services are distributed. The hospitalization spaces are arranged at the towers.

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Architect Albert de Pineda, Jorge Batesteza
Address Route 1, Panamerican Highway David-Puerto Armuelles, San Pablo Viejo 507, David (Panamá)
Area 58.995 m2
Year 2018
Owner Caja de Seguro Social
Architecture Team Raúl García, Marcial Novo, Daniel Linares
Structure BOMA
Engineering ATOMS S.L.
Quantity Surveyor ENNE-Gestión Activa de Proyectos, S.L.P. (Inmaculada Casado, Albert Bonaventura, Beatriz Álvarez, Daniel Rivera, Eduardo Jarque)
Builder Acciona - Elecnor