Machala Fluid Hospital
Machala Hospital is the materialization of a typological model developed in PMMT: the “Fluid Hospital”. The planning of the equipment aims to provide a new high-level hospital to the region and its surroundings, replacing the already existing one… over the course of a year and with a reduced cost. As a typological model, the Fluid Hospital, fills needs in terms of timing, project, budget and work.
At a size of 18.500m2, it is placed in the coastal city of Machala, in El Oro province (Ecuador). The province has approximately 300,000 inhabitants.
The new hospital stems from the conceptualization of a large container decomposed through a sequential insertion of courtyards, the separation of circuits (technical-patients) and differentiated entrances: general, emergency, morgue, dialysis and supplies. The singularization of these access points and circuits guarantees the unity of the complex by means of relating floors and sections, and a rich combination of roofs, transparencies and crossed views. It keeps two definite criteria: a functional aim for diaphanous spaces and a bet on segregation, following the demands of every functional unit’s program.