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.