«There is an ever present, even obligatory, concept in the design of the hospital’s architecture: light as a symbol of life, knowledge and science. (...) The architecture reflected a desire to combine quality of materials with an elegantly minimalist aesthetic concept, harmoniously combining several large spaces.»
President of the Executive Committee of Luz Saúde
As a whole, the building rises five stories above the ground and responds logically to the operative brief for the performance of various medical specialities. The main reasons for the success of the project were the characteristics of the terrain from an urban-design point of view and the opportunity to create a pioneering health unit on the site.