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

  • 01:00 - 21 May, 2011
Daycare Center La Mercè / Romà Pàmpols, David Pàmpols / Pampols Arquitecte + Xavier F. Rodríguez, Josep Mª Burgués / BmesR29 Arquitectes + Montserrat Giné
Daycare Center La Mercè / Romà Pàmpols, David Pàmpols / Pampols Arquitecte + Xavier F. Rodríguez, Josep Mª Burgués / BmesR29 Arquitectes + Montserrat Giné, © 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 © Amaneceres Fotográficos / Josep Ardiaca Rodríguez +26

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/>
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vanessaalves · August 12, 2012

I need the address of the school .. Someone could tell me?

sebastian · May 24, 2011

I agree with you entirely on that point. I think the project asked a question and answered it extremely well, it's the question itself which I disagree with. To me, it seems that the transition of inside-out does not satisfy child daycare. I would have asked what makes a good daycare and how do we design in order to perfect it. I think a transition between inside and outside spaces is pivotal in most projects, but I'm unconvinced it should be the aim of a daycare. I, myself, am unsure of how to define daycare, but it seems that it should concern itself with its' function, which deals mainly with children, their interactions with the space, and the comfortability thereof. The spaces seem interesting and playful, but it feels oriented towards the comfortability of adults, rather than the creative, playfulness of children.
I criticize respectfully, I might not know what I'm talking about.

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sebastian · May 22, 2011

I think the design intent of this daycare center was erroneous. Blurring the line between inside and outside does not seem to address the essence of daycare center, which, in my humble opinion, concerns itself with children, their security, learning, fun and above all else,a sense of comfort when parents leave.

Pierre · May 22, 2011 03:47 AM

I do not agree very with this affirmation. In my modest opinion, the project solves in a effective way the transition of spaces between the interior and the exterior, and offers intermediate spaces of relation between the exterior and the interior. Very often they are the teachers who determine the appearance

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