©Safdie Architects | Directed by Jia Li
The film A Place for Healing reveals the first completed phase of the Centro Hospitalario, Serena del Mar. Characterized by its connectivity to nature, the landmark medical facility is the first high complexity hospital to serve to the million plus residents of Cartagena and surrounding Caribbean region. Premised on the notion that access to nature and daylight is vital to creating improved therapeutic experiences for patients, families, and staff, the design focuses on providing a sense of well-being, leading to better clinical outcomes.
“In life we must learn how to give before we can ever receive. The hospital is our family’s way to give back to a community, a country that has given us so many opportunities. With Moshe and team, we set out to design and build a solution to the most basic of human needs, quality health care. The Centro Hospitalario Serena del Mar is that exceptional structure that instills comfort and confidence in all of those who visit it. Its stately beauty, contextually appropriate design, and natural setting begin the healing process to those who enter through its doors."
— Daniel Haime, President, Serena del Mar