In the center of the capital is this Veterinary Hospital that aims to be the reference for the rest of the clinics and hospitals in Spain. The UNAVETS Group is currently one of the largest veterinary health groups in the Iberian Peninsula. Born in December 2019, the firm currently owns more than 70 clinics nationwide. This project is considered the emblem of the brand. 1800m2 distributed over two floors and a mezzanine hold an extensive and exquisite treatment program our pets’ care. With clear references to the natural environment and large brushstrokes of color, it is undoubtedly one of the most daring and differentiating hospitals in the country.
From the outer plot, you can see the majestic portico that presides over the main façade and gives access to the building. Inside, a large waiting room is sheltered under a natural pergola that, thanks to the magnitude of the surface, allows the different spaces of the common areas to be delimited.
The counter as a point of attention, not only surprises for its chromatic range worked through the undulation, but for the freeze-dried vertical garden that communicates with the upper floor.
Behind it, the entire ground floor program is arranged and zoned for the treatment of large, small, and infectious dogs. The first floor is intended for the treatment of cats. And finally, the mezzanine communicates directly with the operating rooms and the pre-operative. All hospitalization rooms have access to the outside so that pets can walk and relax in the natural gardens around the perimeter.
The range of colors of the project responds to a sensory study of both the pets and the professionals who work on it. Running away from the pure white aesthetic of hospitals and gaining comfort and calm has been one of the premises of this project. From the wood in a natural finish to a small color chart in a desaturated tone, all the rooms are filled with joy and textures. In addition, the graphic and signage project allows you to go through the entire layout of the hospital in an intuitive way.
Behind the natural pergola of the waiting room are the consultation rooms, where natural light penetrates through slotted glass openings whose access door stands out in different colors to identify their numbering. Inside, the room is intended to be reminiscent of a habitat space where comfort is the priority for pets and their owners. For this reason, the walls are covered with natural-looking wood panelling and even the examination table stands out in this tone. The play of indirect lights accentuates that calm atmosphere. Once again, the furniture and the worktop in each consultation add color to the rooms. Peculiar as well as functional is the large-format flooring imitating terrazzo that is applied in all non-private use areas of the hospital.
There is a space program for the more than 35 veterinarians who belong to the hospital. From a conference room, multipurpose offices to a dining room bathed in a ceiling in green tones where wood and textiles in desaturated colors are the protagonists.
The hospitalization spaces differentiate large dogs, medium and small dogs, infectious dogs and cats. In all of them, custom-made cages have been designed so that the pet does not feel "behind bars" and has a wide range of movement. All of them are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and are prepared for the night's rest of pets through light regulation.
The wet areas such as the toilets and the laundry maintain that personal stamp of design that surrounds the project. The perimeter of the walls is covered with a vertical ceramic in green or white tones. Touches of accent lighting, twin-tone countertops, and the warmth of wood close out the design of these spaces.
The private area surrenders to the design. An extensive and complete program gives rise to spaces such as the pet preparation room, the operating rooms, through the laboratory, pharmacy, RX rooms, TAC and ICU. All of them respond to aesthetic criteria that connect between the rooms. From the imitation terrazzo vinyl flooring that is made by the sanitary skirting, to technical furniture made ad-hoc for this hospital. It is intended to flee from the white finishes typical of health centres to give life to these spaces and to those who live in it.
A reference center for the rest of the veterinary hospitals whose objective is to raise the existing quality standards in the market and make a call for the well-being of pets and the tranquillity of their owners.
Project designed together with Jo Cowen studio.