The ENERO Arquitectura team bids farewell to this intense 2023 with great satisfaction for the projects started and completed, the new challenges that we have been involved with (and that will continue in 2024!), and for the committed work with our clients, some new this year, who have trusted in our philosophy to carry out projects of different magnitudes both in Spain and abroad.
We are very grateful to have the opportunity to continue to innovate when it comes to designing healthcare architecture, an area in which we have built 545,437 m² of the 3,151,804 m² of the projects already designed. Our drive continues to be the attainment of humanisation in our projects, to make spaces that are universally accessible with an inclusive design where users find a sense of coherence at all times. They are flexible spaces where natural light, acoustic hygiene, and the connection between architecture and nature enhance the well-being of patients, their families, and healthcare staff.
With the latest opening in November of the new 16,480.50 m² Quirónsalud Badalona Hospital, we have combined sustainability, innovation, and a health-generating approach that places patient recovery at the forefront. We have designed the Quirónsalud Zaragoza Hospital, currently under construction, Hospiten Boadilla del Monte Hospital, and the new Quirónsalud Valencia Hospital.
We are also the authors of the refurbishment of Tower 4 of the Infanta Sofía University Hospital in San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid), which is currently under construction. We developed the project for the Oncohematology Day Hospital, two new hospitalisation floors and a terrace for the enjoyment of patients, companions, and healthcare staff. We are implementing multiple initiatives aimed at improving the user experience of this hospital and contributing to what will be a significant increase in the quantity and quality of the facilities and care capacity.
In 2023, with the design of the new building of the NCB3 Biological Containment Animal Facility for the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, we have gone a step further in the relationship between architecture and biosafety, a crucial area regarding environmental security. We have also continued with architectural designs for proton therapy such as the dynamic management of the project at the Marqués de Valdecilla Hospital.
At ENERO Arquitectura, we understand that the intervention in existing buildings must be equally demanding to allow for the adaptation to new social requirements and changes in the healthcare field. That is why we take the same care with these refurbishments, which in 2023 have been numerous, both started and in the design phase: renovations at Ruber International Hospital and Ruber Juan Bravo Hospital Complex, both in Madrid; renovations at Pilar Clinic, Sagrat Cor University Hospital, Santa Creu and Sant Pau Hospital, and Clinic Hospital, all in Barcelona. Renovations were also completed at Catalonia General Hospital in Sant Cugat del Vallés and Verge dels Lliris Hospital in Alcoy. We have also been working on the complex adaptation, refurbishment, and extension of the Jiménez Díaz Foundation University Hospital in Madrid for more than ten years. In each refurbishment project we reinforce our design philosophy focused on humanisation and care through architecture.
We have traveled abroad to take on international projects such as the Comas Medical Support Services Centre in Lima, Peru, the new Goumin Clinic, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and the preliminary design for a 120,000 m² hospital in Ecuador. We have also been selected to participate in the first phase of the tender for the new Sopraceneri Hospital in Bellinzona, Switzerland, as part of a consortium composed of a local architectural firm and a Swiss engineering company.
We continue to work in the field of refurbishment in protected buildings of great architectural value. Some examples of this are the completed refurbishment of the Ciudad Rodrigo Parador and the ongoing refurbishment of the Olite Parador and the Segovia Parador.
We are also very happy to be making progress in the application of new methodologies and programmes for architectural design and to see our team grow, both in Madrid and Barcelona, with new incorporations that boost our projects. We are particularly proud of the work we do to achieve equality on our team. We know we have a lot of work ahead of us in 2024 and we look forward to telling you more through our channels.