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Retirement Home La Bordeta / BmesR29 Arquitectes

  • 01:00 - 10 April, 2011
Retirement Home La Bordeta / BmesR29 Arquitectes
Retirement Home La Bordeta / BmesR29 Arquitectes, © Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez
© Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez

© Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez © Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez © Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez © Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Sant Jaume, 5, 25001 Lleida, Spain
  • Architect

    BmesR29 Arquitectes
  • Project Team

    Xavier F. Rodríguez i Padilla, Josep Mª Burgués i Solanes
  • Collaborating Architects

    Arnau Ricart Real, Ramón Rosinach Garriga
  • Technical Architect

    Josep Justo Parellada
  • Engineer

    Garriga Enginyers, S.L.
  • Collaborators

    Ignasi Llorens Cabo, Xavier Romero Monjo, Cristina Cruz Gómez
  • Contractor

    ARNO SA
  • Area

    849.28 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. BmesR29 Arquitects was asked by a retirement home in La Bordeta Spain to design an addition onto the existing ground floor of this residential building block. The voluminous addition, including the new large multipurpose room, takes on an airy feeling with spaces that flows nicely to the original building.

© Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez
© Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez

Sofía Gómez Zúcar

© Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez
© Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez

The expanded volume unfolds like a big box rotated that shapes the lighting and creates indoor privacy through contrasting elements. It tries to be distinctly different from the surrounding environment in order to clearly delineate between the complex coexisting functions i.e. the special needs school toward the rear of the site.

© Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez
© Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez

This new expansion also includes bathrooms, changing rooms, storage of material, and a large room that can be divided into several smaller ones. This new great room has allowed the retirement home to restructure their original spaces into new zones for workshop room, activity rooms and serving rooms.

© Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez
© Amaneceres Fotograficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez
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21 Comments

John Smith · April 12, 2011

I totally agreee. It's better to design a Little House on the Prairie for the "old folks", with lots of wood, a big chimney and someone telling stories at the centre of a big hall, just like nothing you could find in that country...

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bLogHouse · April 11, 2011

a bingo hall for ghosts..

Soupdragon · April 11, 2011

Hope the old folks didn't want any comfort in their remaining years.

Soulless.

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Anon · April 11, 2011

Nice casket building...

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Drejer · April 10, 2011

... ok, some sort of strange irony in putting old folks into a Kubrick-esque sterile white rooms (are we dead yet?) with white furniture except for the occasional 'color moment'. Architects don't design retirement homes as fashion statments but consider the users of this place. No windows, purple lights, black box, stainless steel- welcome to Death Star? It looks like a crematorium!
This is design without a trace of conscience or sensitivity, just aesthetic trendiness and stealth. In their description, 'The expanded volume unfolds like a big box rotated', wow the sophistication of geometry. And that giant blank outdoor space is for....?

anonymous · April 11, 2011 02:35 PM

ahah 5 stars post. couldn't agree more

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