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Educational centre Virgen de Arrixaca

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AH Asociados, Sancho - Madridejos Architecture Office
location Murcia
function education, health care, hospital, university
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The Educational Centre “Virgen de la Arrixaca” at the Hospital in El Palmar, Murcia was earmarked to be the future Faculty of Medicine. It is an independent project which is being tailored to the two scales which exist on the site, at the edge of the hospital enclosure; on the one hand the level of access similar to that of the other buildings in the hospital complex, and on the other, the chief volume of access opposite the open countryside which surrounds it. In the rest of the building the varying University departments are placed according to the longitudinal axis which are lighted through the empty spaces excavated in the volume and which are enshrouded in a second skin screen-printed in gold, which filters the light by using the reference of the stony texture used in the building, thus evoking a dialogue between the ways of limiting the existing volume of a transparent skin and another opaque one. The stone cladding continues a treatment started in other refurbished areas in the

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Educational centre Virgen de Arrixaca
Ctra. de Cartagena
Project is public!
Completion 11- 2001
Floor area/size 8560 m2
Main designer, ArchitectAH Asociados
ArchitectSancho - Madridejos Architecture Office
Project ID 4458
Latitude/Longitude 37°55'50N 01°09'51W
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