The new Faculty of Health Sciences in Granada, which Mediomundo Arquitectos were actively committed to designing, was the result of an international competition. Urban norms and regulations determined the faculty building: three floors measuring 130 metres in length and 19 metres wide, rounded off by an eight-storey tower measuring 40 x 19 metres. The aim of our project was to convert this ´determinism` into a positive variable and stretch these parameters, to allow the volume to provide both public and related spaces. Consequently, by modelling this pre-defined volume, our ensuing proposal was to create venues for encounter, exchanges and relaxation.
We designed a building that comprises different scales of perception, permeability, density, continuity and fragmentation. In order to comply with the sustainable parameters for each part of the building, our design includes several open spaces and terraces that culminate in interior-exterior relationships. This is visible on the roof, which is transformed into a sunny recreational area with landscaped gardens.