Post-Occupancy Evaluation applied to the design of a complex hospital by means of the flow analysis

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    Thomazoni, Andrea D Angelo Leitner
    Ornstein, Sheila Walbe
    Ono, Rosaria
    2016 Conference Papers
    Architectural Science and Design Assessments
    Conference Papers


Design contributions to contemporary complex hospitals, based on the study of flows and the successive spatial readjustments they are subjected to, favor the preparation of architectural programs that are more capable of meeting the needs of their users. The Cancer Institute of the State of São Paulo (Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo – ICESP) is a large high-rise building, located in Brazil, in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, in a high-density urban region with a built area of approximately 82,500 m². The architectural aspects of this building that emerge from the Post-Occupancy Evaluation – POE approach, in terms of functionality, through the evaluation of its flows, aiming at identifying their impacts on patients and the work of the staff, are presented. It is hypothesized that the continuous application of POE can ensure that flows remain appropriate during the life cycle of this type of building, bringing benefits such as: a) the best addressing of users’ needs; b) the reduction of contamination cases deriving from the unwanted intersection of flows and c) the assurance that the means of circulation inside the building meet its daily need.


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