The Puncture Medical Center is a healthcare facility located in 9600 Ronse, Belgium. Built on 200-meter-square area, this building was constructed by Delmulle Delmulle Architecten and finished this year. The Puncture Medical Center is an ultra-compact puncture center featuring the simplest square plan. It has a distinctive form that makes the building stand out from other structures in the neighborhood.
The aim of the project was to create a building with as much compactness as possible, hence the simple and compact building design. The compact form that is extensively insulated offers more than a contemporary energy balance.
The building houses four doctor’s cabinets, sanitary cells, a waiting room, and a multipurpose meeting room. There are large windows to optimize the building’s openness and light. To shield views into the healthcare center from the street, a double façade filter was installed on the street side.
The slightly slanted vertical wooden structure handles the (over)heating process on top of regulating privacy and relationship with the street. Regardless of the shield, it doesn’t impact the quality of air, light, and visibility in the building.
The Puncture Medical Center coexists with its surroundings seamlessly thanks to the specific volume processing, materialization, and location.
Meanwhile, the building can be easily spotted due to its outstanding structure compared to other buildings in the neighborhood. This distinctive design helps the building to have its own semi-public character.
Overall, the Puncture Medical Center is a building that has a relationship of taking and giving with the public domain.