Cridecor® by Cricursa
Hospital Rey Juan Carlos in Móstoles, Madrid opened in March, serving 180,000 people in close to 20 municipalities. The building is designed by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos, also based in Madrid. Easily the most striking aspect of the large hospital are the two egg-shaped, courtyard structures that are perched atop a large square base. While the horizontality of the base is emphasized through sun shades, the glass wrapping the ovoids has a unique diagonal grid punctuated by repeated circles.
Cricursa's Cridecor® screen-printed laminated glass is used for the outer layer of the double-skin walls atop the building. The screen-printing is responsible for the white surface, yet the deep, concave profiles of the circles let these stand out as lighter than the rest. The annealed compound curves of the glass also follow the ovoid forms, making for a complex construction with a deceptively simple, and eminently pleasing appearance. jh