A linear building with a ground floor and three upper floors is planned for the health sciences building complex, which is implanted perimetrically on the site with the intention of generating a controlled interior enclosure. A large linear building faces onto the CHUS avenue, protecting the new campus courtyard and creating the future avenue pathway.
This layout of a newly built complex as the genesis of an urban-architectural enclosure will be the envelope of the old Gil Casares hospital. The so-called courtyard campus is thus created as a meeting place and circulation area that accompanies and enhances the old building, the future museum. The new volume adapts to its surroundings and the adjoining buildings in a non-contrasting manner.
There are two large entrances to the new site. One in the south reinforces the historical memory of the current Gil Casares building and the other in the northeast provides an iconic reference of the new site and pedestrian access from the south campus of Santiago de Compostela.