The project’s ambition was to create a hemodialysis clinic that would make the medical procedure as simple and comfortable as possible for the users, creating a space markedly different from conventional city clinics.
Nefrodouro Dialysis Clinic
Company Name: Ventura+Partners
Lead Architect: Manuel Ventura
Localization: Santa Maria de Lamas, Portugal
Completion Year: 2018
Photographer: Nelson Garrido
The building has a parallelepipedic shape developed in two floors, one of them being half-buried. Public access to the clinic is through the highest point of the site and the service entrance is located at the lowest, on the north side of the lot.
The clinical area is divided into two sectors, consultation and treatment, each with their own waiting room. The consultation sector consists of several doctor’s offices and a meeting room, while the open space treatment room is organized into three sectors, with two nursing stations.
The treatment room maximizes the harmony felt throughout the clinic, achieved through the use of white as the dominant color and via abundant natural daylight. Besides being a source of light, the expressive windows allow the patients to enjoy the surrounding green spaces, evoking the serenity that results from contact with nature.
Ventura + Partners
Ventura + Partners is a company dedicated to the development of architecture, design and urbanism projects, founded in 1994 by Manuel Ventura. With offices in Portugal, USA and France – and projects in more than a dozen countries –, this global studio currently employs about 80 collaborators around the world.
In the last 28 years, we have been developing projects of different scales and in the most diverse architecture segments, such as commercial, corporate, residential, hospitality, industrial, healthcare, mobility and urban space. Combining a solid experience with ongoing research and innovation, we are committed to pursuing integrated and sustainable solutions through strategic planning. Our mission is to improve people’s lives through architecture, allowing meaningful interactions between them and their surrounding space.