Seven notes on the program and design of healthcare buildings’ rehabilitation
Paulo Providência

One of the characteristics of the 20th century heritage hospital is the permanent remodeling of its spaces, a sign of the frequent changes in clinical practices which, in turn, bring about functional, construction and spatial changes. This characteristic, due to the functional prevalence of health facilities, generates forms of environmental and territorial consumerism. Contrary to any conservation or crystallizing idea of the heritage hospital, this present reflection seeks to find the aspects of this heritage that may be preserved in the remodeling processes, informed by the recent trends in the design of healthcare facilities, which ultimately constitute opportunities for their rehabilitation, reuse or restoration.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Healthcare architecture, Form and Function, Healing architecture, Rehabilitation, Reuse, Restoration, Portuguese modern architecture.

Issue 62
Year 2020
Pages 68-75

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