Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital in Asturias

Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital in Asturias, Mieres Building, Spanish Architect, Images

Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital

Healthcare Building in Asturias, Spain – design by Verónica Durán Sela arquitectos

4 Feb 2015

Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital in Asturias

Location: Mieres, Asturias, Spain

Design: Verónica Durán Sela, arquitectos

Asturias Arquitectura, España

The new Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital in Spain by Verónica Durán Sela features extensive installations in DuPont™ Corian®

4 February 2015 – The recently opened Vital Álvarez-Buylla public hospital in Mieres (Asturias, Spain) features a forward-thinking design that offers both aesthetic appeal and significant technical and functional benefits for a healthcare environment. The new 28,000 square metre health facility has created 120 rooms with a capacity for 234 beds and the elegant interiors include over 500 installations made from DuPont™ Corian®, strategically located for optimum benefit.

Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital in Asturias
photo Marcos Morilla for DuPont™ Corian®. All rights reserved

As part of an innovative scheme, project architect Verónica Durán Sela designed specialised furniture that maximises the versatility and performance of the renowned high tech solid surface. In addition to meeting the specific functional needs of the hospital, these unique designs set a new benchmark within the public healthcare sector in Spain. Work on the project was carried out by GISPASA, a public infrastructure and procurement company serving the Principality of Asturias

DuPont™ Corian® has been used to make a wide variety of installations, ranging from reception desks and examination facilities to surgical scrub amenities, baby baths and surfaces for phlebotomy rooms and paediatric wards. Corian® has also been specified for birth preparation units, clinical care units and multiple further fixtures.

General Reception at the Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital in Mieres. Design, Verónica Durán Sela Architecture Studio:
Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital
photo Marcos Morilla for DuPont™ Corian®. All rights reserved

Architect Verónica Durán Sela explains that she chose Corian® for its proven technical characteristics and its up-to-date compliance with the specific regulations that apply in hygiene-critical environments: “Being a solid and homogenous material, it is guaranteed to be durable, chemically resistant and water repellent, which are fundamental qualities where hospital equipment is concerned.”

Durán Sela adds that the material provides the highest level of security in an environment such as this, because “it is a non-porous and seamless material, easy to clean and disinfect, with a proven track record of performance in hospitals.” These advantages make DuPont™ Corian® particularly valuable when it comes to the healthcare sector.

A variety of clinical installations featuring DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surfaces at the
Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital in Mieres. Design, Verónica Durán Sela Architecture Studio:
Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital
photo Marcos Morilla for DuPont™ Corian®. All rights reserved

Reception facilities at the Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital in Mieres. The reception areas feature surfaces, including a disabled access patient care area, made from DuPont™ Corian®. Design, Verónica Durán Sela Architecture Studio:
Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital
photo Marcos Morilla for DuPont™ Corian®. All rights reserved

Nursing stations in admissions and the emergency department at the Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital in Mieres featuring sleek curving countertops made from DuPont™ Corian® in the Seagrass colour. Design, Verónica Durán Sela Architecture Studio:
Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital
photo Marcos Morilla for DuPont™ Corian®. All rights reserved

Specialised furniture for hydrotherapy at the Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital. The customised elements in DuPont™ Corian® Designer White meet specific clinical functions. Design, Verónica Durán Sela Architecture Studio:
Vital Álvarez-Buylla Hospital
photo Marcos Morilla for DuPont™ Corian®. All rights reserved

For more information about Verónica Durán Sela Architecture Studio: www.veronicaduransela.com

To know more about DuPont™ Corian®, to stay in touch with DuPont™ Corian®:

www.corian.pl / www.endlessevolution.corian.com

Facebook.com/CorianDesign / Twitter.com/CorianDesign

Youtube.com/CorianDesign / Pinterest.com/CorianDesign

About DuPont™ Corian® (www.corian.co.pl) – First created as a high performance material for kitchen and bathroom worktops, DuPont™ Corian® is now – thanks to its unique combination of functionality, versatility and beauty – a leading global brand in surfacing materials for interior design and architecture. Over the years, DuPont has established DuPont™ Corian® solid surface as an exceptional design tool for every application one can imagine. Kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, furnishing, facades, radiators, home automation, touch control surfaces: today, DuPont™ Corian® can be found almost everywhere in Commercial, Residential and Public Space applications.

DuPont™ Corian® has received important certification for its environmental performance (such as GreenGuard®, NAHB North American Builders Association, US Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating System, Scientific Certification Systems) and its superior hygienic performance has been certified by independent institutions (like NSF International, Royal Institute of Public Health, LGA QualiTest). Furthermore, DuPont Corian® is the solid surface with the most certification for building facades (such as UK certificate CWCT 2012/050, Certification “Avis Technique” ATEC 2/11, Seismic certification by CSTB).

All the DuPont plants that manufacture DuPont™ Corian® have reduced their impact on landfill to zero by reducing, reusing and recycling, and their environmental management systems have been certified according to ISO 14001.

About DuPont – DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com

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Location: Mieres, Asturias, Spain

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