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  5. sol89
  6. 2005
  7. Daycare Center in Ayamonte / sol89

Daycare Center in Ayamonte / sol89

  • 00:00 - 26 February, 2011
Daycare Center in Ayamonte / sol89
Daycare Center in Ayamonte / sol89, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada + 15

  • Architects

    sol89 / María González y Juanjo López de la Cruz
  • Location

    21400 Ayamonte, Huelva, Spain
  • Technical Architect

    Joaquín Gutiérrez
  • Collaborators

    George Smudge
  • Area

    1116.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. A public building should be able to not have doors. We think of these buildings as technicalfragmentsfrom the connectedpublic space network throughout the city thatretaintheir belonging to the nature of the streets, squares and gardens. From this discussion we propose that the Daycare Center become a transit device and reconcile the city and the abandoned park where it is situated, conceiving it as a place to play and to be for neighbors and children.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The nursery bends and turns to meet the plunged plane of the park eight feet below the road, establishing a relationship of maximum transparency and complementarity with the degraded park inducingits recovery. This notion of nexus that joins different links of the public spaces suggests slow transitions between public spaces and the buildinginterior, by inserting two cushion-spacesthat allow a paused access through the north ramp and the deep south porch. We dilute the boundary between the inside of the nursery and the outside of it and we reconcile the public and the private space.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Daycare Center in Ayamonte / sol89" 26 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/114001/daycare-center-in-ayamonte-sol89/> ISSN 0719-8884
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