HITO clinic in querétaro by sordo madaleno arquitectos HITO clinic in querétaro by sordo madaleno arquitectos
jul 07, 2015

HITO clinic in querétaro by sordo madaleno arquitectos

HITO clinic in querétaro, mexico by sordo madaleno arquitectos
photo by paul czitrom




located in the city of querétaro, mexico, the teletón infant oncology clinic (HITO) designed by sordo madaleno arquitectos provides the highest level of specialist care for children with cancer. the facility was funded by the teletón foundation which has has undertaken a great effort to attend to the needs of disabled children in mexico since 1999.


the architectural concept is based on the idea of a chain of cells making different movements, which represented the principle of cell regeneration. each of these cells is represented by a volume, to give a total of nine sections, which contain the entire project within their curving form.

facade of the HITO facility in querétaro 
photo by jaime navarro




on the façade, each volume plays with a different inclination and has a series of vertical brackets that function as structural columns, eliminating the need for internal columns, as well as protecting from excess solar gain. they also highlight the movement of each volume to achieve a visual language that maintains the architectural identity of the 21 CRIT (children rehabilitation centers teletón). the HITO is located on an elevated site with an undulating topography that provides extensive views over the city.

facade of the HITO
photo by paul czitrom 




the main entrance is located in the center of the complex, and the distinct areas are distributed from the reception over different levels. there are four general levels, with an extra level in some of the sections, to accommodate future growth in the wards and chemotherapy areas.

facade of the HITO
photo by jaime navarro




the HITO provides the latest in child oncology services, and each department is distributed within the building formed by the nine sections. these departments include: imaging, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, blood bank, laboratory, pathology, intensive care, chemotherapy and chapel. the total area of the site is 45,130 square meters, which includes a large area intended for a nature reserve and another section set aside for future expansion.

photo by jaime navarro

photo by jaime navarro

photo by jaime navarro

photo by jaime navarro

photo by jaime navarro

photo by jaime navarro

photo by jaime navarro

facade of the HITO facility in querétaro 
photo by jaime navarro

HITO clinic in querétaro at night
photo by jaime navarro



project info:


architectural project: sordo madaleno arquitectos
president: arq. javier sordo madaleno bringas
architecture leader: arq. javier sordo madaleno de haro
project leader: arq. alejandro coeto garcía
program: hospital
construction area: 13,735 m2
terrain area: 45,130 m2
termination date: 2013
status: built
location: queretaro, méxico


design manager: arq. cándido hernández solorio
engineering coordination: ing. marcos hernández
engineering team: ing. héctor ruiz hernández
architecture team: arq. miguel baranda estrada arq. iovanny fuentes guerrero arq. alejandro espejel prieto


interior design: sordo madaleno arquitectos
interior director: arq. nadia borrás markovic
interior team: arq. miguel angel peña navarro arq. fernanda patiño
structural engineering: palacios ingeniería
electrical engineering: DECSA

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