Royal Infirmary Extension, Bristol
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos 

Royal Infirmary Extension, Bristol

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos 

The project is the result of a competition that was organized by the Bristol Royal Infirmary for the purpose of renovating the frontage of its main building, raised in the 1960s. The objective was not only to give the institution a new image, but also to improve the enclosure’s sealing and thermoacoustic properties. Hence the construction of a lattice composed of rhythmic series of slats, which partly deviates from the original built line to form new public spaces. This ‘veil’ is executed with cassette panels of recycled matte aluminum, which are fixed to a steel subframe by means of a system of hidden profiles. The panels are laid with vertical and horizontal joints in such way that facilitates surface run-off, so that rainwater is immediately led into small channels, preventing residues of any kind from accumulating. This will minimize the need for regular cleaning and also make the building’s skin shine throughout its useful life, estimated to be a period of sixty years...[+][+]

Obra Work
Ampliación de la Royal Infirmary Royal Infirmary Extension

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust 

Concurso 1er Premio, 2013 Competition 1st Prize, 2013. WAN Facade Award 2016, finalista WAN Facade Award 2016, Shortlisted

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano
CODA Architects (arquitecto local local architects) 

SuperficieTotal floor area

Colaboradores Collaborators
Alexandra Sobral (arquitecta de proyecto project architect); Rocío Alonso, Iago Blanco, Patricia Grande, Jean-Benoît Houyet, Víctor Mascato, Ana Pascual, Juan Carlos Redondo, Clemens Vogel (equipo de proyecto project team); Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Juan de Dios Hernández-Jesús Rey (maquetas models) 

AECOM (estructura structural engineer), Generaia, S.L. (consultor estructuras en obra construction work structure consultant); Hoare Lea (instalaciones mechanical engineer); Ignacio Valero (iluminación lighting); Buckley Lewis (control de calidad building control); Sweett Group (presupuestos cost adviser); WYG (gestión y tramitación administrativa town planning)

Empresa constructora Construction company
d+b facades UK Ltd

Roland Halbe, Diego Hernández (maquetas models)