Copernico Hospital

Colonia Arboledas
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

Client / Autofin
Area / 7,865.93 m2
Architects / em-estudio
Year / 2009

In the context of a zone with chaotic image, because of the lack of regulations in the area, is where this project sits: an emergency hospital and medical doctor’s offices. The site is located in a wide avenue with big trees, reason why the building “rises” to separate it from the street level, taking advantage of the views towards the treetops.

The building has a simple shape over a stone foundation that contains the emergency area; a solid volume appears with random perforations for the lighting and ventilation of the doctor’s offices on the top floors.