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A Barrela Health Center / Manuel Vázquez Muíño

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Architects: Manuel Vázquez Muíño Location: Carballedo, Galicia, Spain Architect: Manuel Vázquez Muíño Technical Architect: Visitación Mouzo Souto Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Santos-Díez

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© Santos-Díez
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© Santos-Díez
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Project Area: 1,035 sqm Project: Roberto Regatos Gomez Structure: Juan Ferreiro Oliva Facilities: Miguel Ces Perez The Health Center as a place of social interaction. The building as a generator of urban space: bringing you in from the street to create a place of access, leading you away from the building’s meridians towards a backyard. The lobby as a transparent element to unite these two spaces.

A round zinc prism supported by concrete walls that leave, enter, disappear, move…generating distinct spaces and ambients, transparencies and shadows. A covered entrance, typical to Galicia.

The ground floor for reception, technicians, and pediatrics, which turns into a patio where children play. The upper floor as an area for the staff and General Practioners. Waiting rooms face the plaza with views of the valley. A perforated, aluminum lattice and the trees of the plaza provide solar protection.

Materials, textures, transparencies, colors, proportions, smells, joints…all elements of the project. Imagination as a necessary and desired resource.

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To design without pretension, beyond just trying to resolve a program through simple concepts and agreeable spaces.

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Cite:Jonathan Alarcon. "A Barrela Health Center / Manuel Vázquez Muíño" 08 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/279687/a-barrela-health-center-vazquez-muino-arquitectos/>