Given that contemporary cities do not have space for large horizontal constructions, the fundamental decision taken here was to experiment with a new model based on a hybrid solution: a low volume interspersed with patio gardens and a svelte, luminous tower. The low volume contains the hospital’s emergency services, diagnostic imaging and external services, as well as a rooftop cafeteria. The tower is used for surgery, obstetrics, sterilization, ICU and administration. Inpatient hospital services are located on the higher floors, where patients can enjoy views to the sea. With its U-glass facade, the tower is illuminated from the inside out, making it a landmark in an otherwise dull industrial environment.