The Hospital and Reception Centre (Teis-Vigo)

Leam 62

This request was from a religious order dedicated to caring for the terminally ill. The idea was not to create a traditional hospital, but rather a residence where the sick could be cared for in a comfortable environment where they could easily socialize. Therefore, the public areas were designed with great care, especially the dining hall that had easy access to the garden as well as the chapel, funeral home and monk cells. Large covered terraces were also designed as necessary recreational areas due to the climate. Later on these terraces were closed to optimize space and increase the number of people that could be assisted.

There was also an area on the ground floor, reserved for temporary visitors that lacked accommodations.