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Ravelo Clinic, Tenerife

Ravelo Medical Clinic, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain – design by gpy arquitectos

1 Sep 2008

Ravelo Medical Clinic


Design: gpy arquitectos

Islas Canarias Arquitectura, España

Exterior View:
Ravelo Medical Clinic, Tenerife Building
photograph : Efraín Pintos

This small medical clinic is located in the centre of the town of Ravelo, a small population in a distinctively rural environment that occupies a prominent outstanding hillside position in the northeast of the island of Tenerife.

Waiting Area:
Ravelo Medical Clinic Tenerife
photograph : Efraín Pintos

It is integrated into the surrounding neighbourhood, the main entrance has been adapted to the slope of the street, which rises steeply along the eastern border of the plot. This virtually extends the public space right into the building, which in turn projects it back out through the large panoramic window adjoining the waiting rooms.

Exterior View
Ravelo Clinic Tenerife
photograph: Constanze Sixt

The building has been designed on two levels: the main floor, with street-level pedestrian access, is occupied by the medical surgeries, while the lower floor houses the administrative and staff areas.

Waiting Area ; Exterior View
Ravelo Clinic Medical Clinic Tenerife
photograph: Efraín Pintos

The building is characterised by a dialogue between the external, concrete ‘frame’, open along the north-south axis, which lends the building its urban feel, and a continuous internal wooden skin which transforms the ‘framed’ empty space into a series of rooms, separating the areas for specific, private use from the public ones such as the reception area, waiting room, corridors and stairway.

A system of folding shutters along the southern facade regulates the entry of sunlight – a feature which lends the building its bioclimatic character while at the same time offering optimal lighting conditions for the workspaces.
To the north, the concrete ‘frame’ embraces the distant countryside, incorporating it into the everyday life of the clinic through the panoramic window which, in turn, constitutes an easily recognised landmark.

Ravelo Medical Clinic Tenerife
photograph : Efraín Pintos

Ravelo Medical Clinic Tenerife – Building Information

Project: Ravelo Medical Clinic
Client: Gobierno de Canarias: Consejería de Sanidad y Consumo
(Canary Islands Government: Health and Consume Council)
Architects: gpy arquitectos:
Juan Antonio González Pérez, Urbano Yanes Tuña

Entrance views
Ravelo Medical Clinic Tenerife Ravelo Medical Clinic Tenerife
photos : Efraín Pintos

Collaborators: Constanze Sixt, José Juan Águilar Ramos (Construction Supervision)
Project Size: 706 m2
Completion: 2007

gpy arquitectos studio based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Location: Tenerife, Spain

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