Expansion of the URJC Hospital

Healthcare Architecture

  • Hospitals


ENERO developed the building design for the expansion of the current URJC Hospital in Mostoles, a public health center managed by Quironsalud under the clear premises of innovation, sustainability, and wellbeing that characterize all of ENERO ́s projects. The surface area will measure 9,746 square meters of the building itself and 4,878 square meters of surrounding plot. The expansion will house 155 outpatient exam rooms, a radio diagnostic area, the laboratories and a blood extraction/donation area, with the aim of complementing the services offered by the main hospital building. An expansion that prioritizes people over spaces, by creating a positive experience for patients and their family, an efficient use of space and building sustainability.


We decided that the design of the new building should resemble the already existing one, so that both buildings could be easily recognized and would create a unified, homogeneous outline. The buildings are brought together around a compact volume housing the totality of the planned amenities, with 2 rectangular interior pátios providing light and space to the adjacent exam rooms and small luminous pátios strategically located in the waiting rooms. The end of the triangular plot has been allocated as additional surface-level parking.


These premises led to the design of a simple and efficient geometrical shape, resulting from a volume formed by 3 parallel bodies and a curved space that joins them. The frontal access space and the curved structure provide a number of advantages that assist in the medical procedures. First, the single space and central location allow for a clear view of the entrance point. Second, the spaces are divided evenly according to specialty, which streamlines the flow of patients and staff. And finally, this geometry permits us to open up to the green spaces and bright patios.


The ground floor contains the blood extraction area, specialized exam rooms and the diagnostic imaging zone. The first and second floors are specifically designated for outpatient exam rooms and supporting services.


Special care was taken when designing the circulation, keeping in mind the different routes produced in the center, in order to optimize the flow of patients and visitors and improve their experience from the beginning. The eastward curved space and the main access located within, serves as an access and circulation space to each of the 3 bodies in which differing procedures and functions are performed. On the west side of the building the 3 bodies are joined by a secondary circulation route which provides both a fire evacuation route and the internal connector.


The project contains a high percentage of industrial building elements in order to maximize efficiency and construction time. Furthermore, the design aims to achieve the utmost energy efficiency through the inclusion of solar panels and photovoltaics, as well as the use of active and passive systems of insulation, lighting and solar control.

DATE: Ongoing Project
LOCATION: Móstoles