Health and Education

Nefrodouro Dialysis Clinic

Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal

  • Year: 2011-2018
  • Client: Nefrodouro, Centro Médico Douro S.A.
  • Area: 760 m² (8.180 sqft)
  • Location: Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
  • Awards: Architecture Masterprize 2019. Winner. Healthcare Architecture category.

    International Architecture Awards 2020. Winner.
  • Category: Health and Education
Adopting an urban approach in a changing periphery — between rurality and urbanity —, the project consolidates the centrality of São Paio de Oleiros. Throughout the clinic, natural and artificial light was thought of as an element of comfort and tranquility. The vertical slots in the volume provide abundant natural light and allow the users to observe the exterior. These characteristics are particularly evident in the treatment room, where patients spend long periods, to provide them with maximum physical and psychological comfort. The architecture sought to work on the medical center's clinical quality through a technologically advanced space that aims to promote the well-being of patients and the medical team.