State Reference Center for Mental Care / Peñín Architects

  • 01:00 - 28 June, 2011
State Reference Center for Mental Care / Peñín Architects, © Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Campanar, Av Maestro Rodrigo, 30, 46015 Valencia, Spain
  • Architects

    Peñín Architects / Alberto Peñín Llobell, Pablo Peñín Llobell, Alberto Peñín Ibáñez
  • Client

    IMSERSO, Government of Spain
  • Area

    12362.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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From the architect. The urban condition of the site is the origin of the proposal for an autonomous system tilted towards the strict North orientation, with protection against noise and direct views. The compactness of the building is smoothed with its porosity, luminosity and interior fluidity. The institutional and reference character of the center is expressed with the precision of the structural system, metric forms and the limited use of materials. Offering various services, the building has a care area for 20 persons, day center, a research area with labs, classrooms, administration offices and an auditorium.

Urban Access Plan
Urban Access Plan

The recovery of the mat building mechanism, close to the site of the unbuilt Jullian, LC’s partner’s proposal for the Valencia fair in 67, allows embracing for the complexity of the assistance and education program in a self dependent organism, while still responding to the topographic and urban requirements. The building is fixed to a rigorous constructive system using white concrete 2.40m modules, controlling the cost, and contributing to the institutional character of the center. As in the mat building, its capacity is attenuated by the interior spatiality, the shaping of the voids, and in this case by the presence of nature and conviviality between the common and exterior spaces.

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
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