Cancer Research and Treatment Centre, Bogota

The Cancer Research and Treatment Centre in Bogotá, Colombian Architecture, Images

Cancer Research and Treatment Centre, Bogota

Cancer Research Centre in Colombia, design by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos and Construcciones Planificadas

17 Jul 2017

Cancer Research and Treatment Centre

Design: Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos and Construcciones Planificadas

Location: Bogotá, Colombia

Cancer Research and Treatment Centre

Based in Bogotá and due for completion in 2020, it will incorporate a research centre and develop a unique care model to cater for the needs of the patients and their families

The Spanish architecture firm Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos won the ‘Future Healthy Built Environment Project’ award at the Design and Health World Congress held in Vienna for the design of the Cancer Research and Treatment Centre in Bogotá (Colombia). The award recognizes projects in design or under construction that acknowledge “the changing role of the built environment in relation to health and wellbeing of people or local community.”

The Cancer Research and Treatment Centre, co-designed by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos and the Colombian firm Construcciones Planificadas, is expected to launch in 2020 and will offer 230 hospital beds, a hotel for the families of the patients and its own research centre in a 100,000-square meters site. It will gather the most innovative techniques for cancer treatment and diagnosis, a centre to search for its cure and spaces specifically designed to make the much-needed family support easier.

Cancer Research and Treatment Centre

For Gerardo Mingo, Business Development Manager at Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos, who collected the award at the closing gala of the congress organized by the International Academy for Design and Health, “this accolade is a great stimulus for our hospital architecture practice and endorses a project with a layout shaped like an extended hand and a design that revolves around three basic elements: efficiency, light and silence.”

In 2014, another hospital built by the studio, the King Juan Carlos University Hospital in Móstoles (Madrid), received the International Award for ‘Architectural Quality in health buildings’, by the Spanish Hospital Architecture and Engineering Association (AADAIH) and the International Hospital Engineering Federation (IFHE).

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About Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos is a multi-disciplinary architecture firm with a solid international footprint and headquartered in Madrid. Founded in 1920 and led by the prestigious architect Rafael de La-Hoz Castanys, the studio has an experienced team of architects and a portfolio of more than 500 projects in 20 countries. The firm is known for its exceptional architecture and its commitment to innovation, sustainability and excellence. Among its projects, it is worth highlighting the King Juan Carlos University Hospital in Móstoles, the Repsol Campus and Telefónica’s District C.

images: Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos – Construcciones Planificadas, S.A. (CPSA)

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