The purpose of the new outpatient center is to centralize resources that welcome patients who are staying for less than 24 hours at the hospital.
Structurally, the building has over 30,000 sq. m. of bidirectional flat slabs spread over the basement and three floors, and supported by a piling system driven into the rock due to the low bearing capacity of the soil.
A central atrium, with a skylight, divides the building into four main areas. A dynamics study of the building had to be done to measure properly what impact these openings (the atrium) could have on the behavior of the building during an earthquake.
The construction of the new building required the complete demolition of the pedestrian and automobile ramp of the main entrance to the hospital. Significant temporary interventions had to be made to redirect the flow of pedestrians and vehicle traffic towards other entrances of the hospital.
The new building is connected to all levels of the existing building. Appropriate structural interventions have ensured a minimized impact on the existing building. The structural system was designed to not transmit vibration from mechanical rooms to the high-tech medical devices.