PROJECT Sant Salvador Pavilion, Hospital de Sant Pau LOCATION Barcelona, Spain COMPLETED 2017 SIZE 18,777 square feet ARCHITECT 2BMFG Arquitectes
The pavilion renovation at the Hospital de Sant Pau in Spain was completed in two phases. After remodeling the facades and the roof in 2011, the team focused on indoor rehabilitation. The pavilion renovation project recently received a LEED Gold certification.
2BMFG provided the HVAC upgrades, which include high efficiency heat recovery ventilation systems. The team also installed a geothermal source heat pump with a 5.58 COP and 5.6 EER, and optimal energy performance to partial load.
Thermal insulation in the floor of the building reduces overall energy consumption. Free cooling also makes the pavilion greener, using low external air temperatures to chill water for air conditioning.
From daylighting and LED lights to the use of reclaimed and local building materials, this remodeled pavilion raises the bar in sustainability. In most areas of the building, artificial lighting controls take the existing natural lighting and occupancy sensors into account to maximize efficiency.