Speedier recovery with TESA products The full range of TESA products was provided to Madrid’s Móstoles Hospital, which was inaugurated in March 2012. Móstoles is a large hospital of 95,000 square meters comprising 260 single rooms, and it will look after about 180,000 people a year. The brand new Madrid hospital was designed by Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz, with the rapid recovery of patients in mind. ASSA ABLOY company TESA played a major role in the construction efforts, collaborating directly with the architect’s studio to offer opening solutions in line with the building’s functions and unique aesthetics. It was conceived with special emphasis on the human scale and extra attention was given to creating a bright and peaceful atmosphere for staff, patients and their visitors. TESA delivered products for panic exit devices and lock solutions as well as the Orbital handle, 1,500 master key cylinders and glass door locks in stainless steel. The DEC (Disabled Elderly Children) range of locks and handle solutions was also essential to this project. TESA’s involvement in the hospital project began early on, as advisors to the architect regarding locking products. Because the hospital was being designed with rapid recovery in mind, TESA offered products more targeted towards the hospitality industry, rather than healthcare, says ASSA ABLOY Solutions Manager, Antonio Lobo. “The architects for this project entrusted ASSA ABLOY Solutions based on our expertise and our wide range of solutions and products and we were allowed to work with products not traditionally used in public hospital buildings,” says Antonio. The main challenge was to ensure that project quality was respected at all times, he says, adding that this was made possible through the support and trust of the designer and builder. The entire Móstoles project was completed in just 18 months.