The original clinic was an open-plan area located on the ground floor and first and second basement floors in an eight-storey residential building.
It has only one street entrance, situated on the ground floor. Basement floors 1 and 2 can be accessed via a two-part staircase at the back of the clinic.
The main aim of the project was therefore to redesign the façade and entrance, which represent the clinic’s external image.
Located within the preservation area surrounding the Collegiate Church of Gandía, we decided to clad the non-glazed part of the façade with a porcelain slab featuring a weathering steel finish to lend elegance to the clinic and to ensure that the building remains congruent with the surrounding urban environment.
The children’s waiting room was positioned next to the glazed façade, opening onto the entrance and patient reception area. This space also houses the waiting room for adults and the corridor which leads to the X-ray room and the three treatment rooms (two single and one double), as well as the customer service office where dentists will explain the treatments required to their patients.
In order to enhance the lighting in the rooms situated beyond the reception, translucent polycarbonate partition walls were installed along the corridor, supported by a white lacquered aluminium perimeter frame. All other partitions were made from prefabricated plasterboard. To improve the functionality of the clinic, the three treatment rooms were linked internally via double sliding doors, allowing easy circulation by clinic staff without the need to leave and enter via the corridor.
Another element of note is the reception area. Designed exclusively for the clinic, the reception desk features polygonal surfaces and is made from white Corian, while the L-shaped white lacquered cabinet unit runs from floor to ceiling and meets the need for extra storage space expressed by the owner. Behind the reception desk, there is a photocopying room and accessible toilet for patients, both with white lacquered floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. A painting by Javier Chapa lends a final flourish to the clinic, its bright colours contrasting with the light tones of the surrounding space.