Architects’ studio Touza Arquitectos was commissioned with designing Iván Malagón’s new dental *clinic at C/ José Ortega y Gasset, 23, in Madrid. The well-known Madrid dental surgeon chose a unique building – Edificio Girasol, in Salamanca, one of the city’s more exclusive districts – as the location of a clinic that plainly conveys his innovative vision and firm bid to make dental visits a more agreeable process, through the use of cutting-edge technology aimed at ensuring “pain-free dental care”.
The over 300m2 modern-looking dental clinic stands out for its functional layout. Its semi-open rooms are all arranged around a central corridor. The surprise factor is that they can be viewed by visitors through openings in the walls. A predominance of discontinuous, asymmetrical shapes adds a certain dynamism to a dental clinic strongly characterized by the principles on which Iván Malagón’s approach to dental care is based: harmony, naturalness and good health.
In order to create a relaxing setting, far removed from hospital aesthetics, the team at Touza Arquitectos decided to mix and match soft grey, ochre and champagne colours on the walls and floors, also extending them to the furniture and decorative features.
To ensure top-quality finishes that combine elegance with resistance, Julio Touza’s team chose 60x120cm large-format Pure Brown Nature through-body porcelain floor tiles by URBATEK. The architects’ studio opted for this through-body porcelain tile collection because it fits in perfectly with the clinic’s prevailing colour scheme. The high-performance tiles in the Pure collection by URBATEK currently come in a choice of 2 colours: Blanco and Beige.