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Daycare Center La Mercè / Romà Pàmpols, David Pàmpols / Pampols Arquitecte + Xavier F. Rodríguez, Josep Mª Burgués / BmesR29 Arquitectes + Montserrat Giné

  • Architects: Romà Pàmpols, David Pàmpols / Pampols Arquitecte + Xavier F. Rodríguez, Josep Mª Burgués / BmesR29 Arquitectes + Montserrat Giné
  • Location: Carrer Major, 19, 25007 Lerida, Spain
  • Architect: Romà Pàmpols, David Pàmpols / Pampols Arquitecte + Xavier F. Rodríguez, Josep Mª Burgués / BmesR29 Arquitectes + Montserrat Giné
  • Project Team: Romà Pàmpols i Sales, David Pàmpols i Camats, Susanna Simó i Bañeras
  • Collaborators: Susanna Simó, Andreu Palau (Retamal), Daniel Armengol (Retamal), Joan Carner (AXER), Inmaculada Castello
  • Civil Engineer: David Civico i Florejachs
  • Engineer: SINAGRO Enginyeria, Toni Gimbernat Piñol
  • Builder: ACSA, S.A.
  • Area: 637.15 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Amaneceres Fotográficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez

© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez © Amaneceres Fotográficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez © Amaneceres Fotográficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez © Amaneceres Fotográficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez

From the architect. This daycare center in Spain tries to blur the line between inside and outside. This is done with elements protruding and sliding past one another. These measures also help organize the spaces into two types, flexible/multiuse and specific/single-use spaces.

© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez
© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez

The center organizes its spaces hierarchically according to the program. The multiuse rooms can be easily converted and rearranged to suit a wide variety of activities. The architects simultaneously envisioned the building as a small city that treats the surrounding city as building in which it is merely a room.

© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez
© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Daycare Center La Mercè / Romà Pàmpols, David Pàmpols / Pampols Arquitecte + Xavier F. Rodríguez, Josep Mª Burgués / BmesR29 Arquitectes + Montserrat Giné" 21 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/136185/daycare-center-la-merce-roma-pampols-david-pampols-pampols-arquitecte-xavier-f-rodriguez-josep-m%25c2%25aa-burgues-bmesr29-arquitectes-montserrat-gine/>