Centro Medico ABC Observatorio Critical Care Tower

  • area / size 219,000 sqft
  • Completed 2016
  • Location Mexico City, Mexico,
  • HKS was engaged by Centro Medico ABC to design their Observatorio Critical Care Tower located in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Centro Medico ABC, in Mexico City, has expanded its Observatorio campus with a 219,000-square-foot, 5-story critical care tower. Located in the heart of the medical center, the HKS-designed expansion is the third piece of a replacement inpatient facility on a dense urban site across the street from the ambulatory services. While located in a high-traffic area, the critical care tower features three bridges that connect to main locations creating a harmonious U-shape campus. The exterior materials of the tower are comprised of local limestone, glass and metal panel. The expansion itself complies with the COFEPRIS Mexican local health regulation, and International standards as de Joint Commission Health Certification.

    The new critical care tower includes Intensive and Intermediate Care Unit (ICU) beds, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) beds, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) beds and palliative care beds, along with an 8-room surgery suite with a hybrid OR. The facility also includes support spaces such as pharmacy, pathology and central sterile processing.

    Additional design features include a curtain wall system that works as a thermal and sound insulation system based on the glass paneling composition and a biophilic green living wall that patients can view through their room windows.

    A parking garage with two levels of above-grade parking and four levels of below-grade parking will be interconnected to an existing garage.

    Architect: HKS
    Photography: Rafael Gamo