Health and Education

Intensive Care Unit - Pedro Hispano Hospital

Matosinhos, Portugal

  • Year: 2020
  • Client: Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos
  • Area: 415 m² (4.467 sqft)
  • Location: Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Awards Special Mention
    German Design Awards - German Design Council 2021
    Excellent Architecture - Intensive Care Unit - Extention

    Gold Winner
    Prémios Lusófonos de Arquitectura e Design de Interiores 2020
    Architecture - Healthcare

    Prémios Construir - Jornal Construir 2020
    Best Public Project

    WAF World Architecture Festival 2021
    Health - Completed Buildings

    Gold Winner
    WAN Awards 2021
    Pro-bono Architecture

    Prémios Arquitetura, Sustentabilidade e Inovação - Ordem dos Arquitetos e Fundo Ambiental 2021

    Popular Choice Winner
    Architizer A+Awards 2022

    Honorable Mention
    International Architecture Award - The Chicago Athenaeum 2022

    The Plan Award 2022
    Health - Completed Buildings

  • Category: Health and Education
The project was developed in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, creating 11 negative pressure rooms that guarantee the best treatment conditions for patients and greater safety for health professionals. The interior spaces articulate luminosity, fluidity, and tranquility to create an elegant, but a still functional and efficient unit. Externally, the volume establishes symbiotic relationships with the surrounding buildings, harmoniously articulating Art and Science