This New Birth Unit has been much more than architectural work, representing a completely new concept in Spain.
The location within the building fulfills specific conditions: natural light and views, silence, privacy and good internal connections. An empty hospital wing on the ground floor was selected. Six rooms were turned into three birthing rooms, plus neonatal-reanimation, staff area, etc.
Each birth room has an entrance relax area, being filtered with mobile Japanese screens to obtain privacy. A singular furniture element divides the room and protects the birth pool area. The medical equipment is easily accessible, but out of sight for the woman.
We carefully selected materials, colours and textures in order to avoid associations with a hospital, and decrease stress levels.