EL MOZOTE MEDICAL CLINIC – EL MOZOTE, EL SALVADOR

DETAILS

CLIENT

EL MOZOTE MEDICAL CLINIC

LOCATION

PERQUIN, EL SALVADOR

PROJECT ROLE

DESIGN-BUILD

YEAR

2007

AWARDS

2008 AIA VERMONT MERIT AWARD

EL MOZOTE MEDICAL CLINIC – EL MOZOTE, EL SALVADOR

The El Mozote Medical Clinic was built in 2007 for a small village adjacent to the town of Perquin, El Salvador.  With the help of an incredible group of volunteers including the local mayor we built the structure in about 7 days to serve the small village still rebuilding from a tragic massacre in the early 1980s.

Concrete construction and local wood became the main expressive elements to make ventilation and privacy the priorities for the local full time nurses and part time doctor.  Jetblue Airlines, Airline Ambassadors, The Gesundheit Institute and other made the project a beautiful success.  The project received an AIA Merit Award in the state of Vermont 2008.