Ferraces Dental Clinic

  • area / size 1,065 sqft
  • Completed 2017
  • Location Ferrol, Spain,
  • as built ARQUITECTURA designed the Ferraces Dental Clinic with clean colors and materials to create an open and welcoming experience in Ferrol, Spain.

    This project clearly establishes a two-way dialogue between the clinic and the square facing it. Large, vertical, butt-joint glazed window panes without intermediate profiles flood the interior with a diffused northern light and completely open up the façade, allowing for the interior ceiling’s volumetric “game” – formed of prismatic shapes in shades of blue and white – to be viewed from the outside.

    This interior-exterior transparency is maintained in the inside spaces, making felt the spatial continuity created by the ceiling’s forms. The waiting area is accentuated by the warmth of its oak skirting board.

    The façade appears dematerialised through the combination of the large glass window panes and a thin coating of panels of mini-wave micro-perforated sheets, made of white-lacquered aluminium. The result is a serene façade amid the surrounding aesthetic chaos.

    Indirect lighting towards the façade provides the interior ceilings with a certain sense of lightness and weightlessness.

    Architect: as built ARQUITECTURA
    Photography: Roi Alonso