Carreno Sartori Architects designed the Veterinary Hospital with contemporary wood style in Santiago Metropolitan Park, Chile. Called Zoo Veterinary Hospital, the veterinary requirements and animal recovery rooms are designed with easy vehicle and stretchers access. A 50 cm. height base, separates the outside ground, setting a distance between a sterile interior and the pollution from a path that serves other uses. Second floor resolve the offices, laboratories and resident bedroom program.
The ground level has reduced natural light requirements, because many uses should be artificially illuminated. The gallery is lit naturally from the south and in the hospital area, it need a soft light for the animals recovery. There are a courts sequence that gives direct natural light and ventilation to recovery rooms.
Once raised up the reinforced concrete floor, that contain the hill, it is proposed a steel structure and wood lining for the second floor, to get a higher touch temperature and use the greatest amount of light with different types of windows for domestic work, opening the entire floor with a gallery to the north.
Client: Parque Metropolitano de Santiago
Photos: Marcos Mendizábal