The Curaçao Medical Center opened its doors on November 15, 2019. A hospital that meets all international standards. At the same time it is a true Caribbean hospital. Architect Lyongo Juliana (director of the Caribbean Region at OZ) has been involved with the project since the first market consultation in 2011. OZ, in collaboration with EGM architects, designed this new general hospital for Curaçao assigned by Ballast Nedam International.
In his 1Lectures at the Academy of Architecture on 20 February 2020, Lyongo Juliana will elaborate on the design as well as the realisation process.
Presuming that the wellbeing of a patient can contribute to the healing process, how do you design a hospital in a climate and culture that is unknown to most members of the design team? Willemstad is one of the 10 World Heritage sites of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The new hospital is built in the buffer zone of the World Heritage site. What implications did this have on the design? Building a hospital on an island that has never produced such a large building requires more than technical and aesthetic knowledge. What do you come across and how do you deal with it?
In addition, Lyongo demonstrates how the knowledge gained there is also relevant to the design issues that the city of Amsterdam now faces.
1Lectures | Lyongo Juliana | Designing a Caribbean Hospital
Date: Thursday 20 February 2019
Time: 8 PM / Doors 7.45 PM
Location: Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Waterlooplein 213
Academy of Architecture Amsterdam students are entitled to free admission on presentation of their student ID card.
About the 1Lectures
Since 2014, the Amsterdam Architecture Centre has been organising the 1-Lectures in collaboration with the Academy of Architecture. This series of architectural lectures provides a platform for speakers from home and abroad to talk about a variety of topics from the international world of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture.