Architecture / Competition / Medical School

How can we provide a design solution for the new School that best describes the nature of the Medical  Studies? That became a pivotal question from the outset of the design process. The perception that the  Medical Professionals share of the Human Body is one widely different from the one of the nonspecialists, i.e. of the rest of us. In contast to the common examination of the human body as external  appearance, the body in the Medical Disciplines is first and foremost perceived as a tight organization of  interconnected internal parts.  

The surgical cut has been the most profound medium to the exploration of the human organism. Our  idea builds on the significance of the cut, extrapolating it as a design tool to the scale of the building. In  the same way doctors perform a cut on the human body, we dissect a building volume to reveal its  internal organization The cut provides both the signage of the main entrance to the building and the  most important, in‐between, outdoor space for the school.

Name

Medical School

Type

Competition

Year

2015

Location

Nicosia, Cyprus

Client

University of Cyprus

Status

Submitted

Size

8.500m2

Team

D. Zoupas, G. Zoupas, I. Giannakopoulou, D. Polyzou
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Diagram

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Front View

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Masterplan

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Entrance View

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Close-up View

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Plan

8

Labs

9

Lobby

10a

Elevation

10b

Section