Devesa Pharmacy / Tsou Arquitectos
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Devesa Pharmacy is situated in Vila Nova de Famalicão, nestled between town’s inexperienced areas and the city middle. Its prime location, with direct street entry through Avenida do Brasil, performed a pivotal position in choosing the positioning and realizing the undertaking. The entry street is among the essential entry factors to town middle, offering handy entry for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. The architectural intervention of Devesa Pharmacy respects the present construction, consisting of two offset parallelepiped volumes. The undertaking provides a curved parapet that unifies the quantity and signifies the trail to the Farmadrive. The road-facing facade invitations passersby into the inside via giant home windows throughout the day, reworking right into a beneficiant illuminated showcase at night time.
Car circulation and parking have been fastidiously deliberate within the surrounding space, whereas the inside of the pharmacy has been organized in compliance with regulatory necessities, guaranteeing a transparent separation between the affected person entry space and the area reserved for healthcare professionals. On the middle of the pharmacy is a spacious service space with a premium zone for particular well being, magnificence, and wellness occasions. The combination of a medication-dispensing robotic simplifies and streamlines the administration of sufferers’ drugs. This central aspect permits for environment friendly group of the area, separating the general public space from personal areas such because the laboratory, storage, service entrance, remedy space, and the interior Farmadrive area. The supplies and colours used inside replicate an city palette of impartial tones, making a serene and cohesive setting the place merchandise and packaging stand out on the cabinets and shows.
Externally, the white wall panels terminate with a wainscot that meets the pavement with the identical materiality, together with the courtyard surrounding the premium zone, the merchandising machine for well being merchandise, and the Farmadrive service level. The undertaking goals to advertise visibility and visible contact between the inside and exterior, creating proximity for each these touring on the general public street and pedestrians. In abstract, the undertaking adopts a discreet architectural language, with components that present id to the context through which it’s located, such because the parapet, courtyard, and entrance, contributing to the city character of the placement and reinforcing Devesa Pharmacy as a particular healthcare area within the metropolis.