This project is based on two questions: on the one hand, the transition that the proposed building must make towards the city, with a difficult implementation of a large volume on the edge of the LKH University Hospital in Graz. On the other hand, it encloses uses with high technical requirements so the functional program should be optimized to the maximum.
The new building must connect the hospital with the surroundings, from the dense and consolidated urban space to the natural landscape of Leechwald and the contiguous low-density villas. Thus, a building that links the context must be created.
The construction follows an L-shape from west to east, along the road, which results in a closed facade to the northeast (towards the hospital), and a façade folded southwest in relation to the natural space. Outdoor space is formed, closed by the building, which creates a natural recreation room. The entrance at the center marks the two construction stages and creates a clear orientation for visitors and patients. At the same time, this opening creates an extension of the free space towards the dense urban area.
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|Architect||GINA Barcelona Architects Group|
|Address||Auenbruggerplatz 15, Graz (Austria)|
|Owner||LKH Hospital Universitario de Graz|
|Architecture Team||Pinearq, Bonell i Gil, Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten|