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Home for the Elderly / BCQ Arquitectes

  • 01:00 - 14 May, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Home for the Elderly / BCQ Arquitectes
© Carles Climent
© Carles Climent
  • Architects

    Baena Casamor Arquitectes
  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    1144.0 m2
  • Year

  • Photography

    Carles Climent

© Carles Climent © Carles Climent © Carles Climent © Carles Climent + 14

  • Collaborators

    Isabel Fors, arquitecta tácnica; Taller d’Enginyeria Ambiental SL, Instalaciones; Jordi Granada, arquitecto, Estructuras
  • Client

    Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, Distrito Horta Guinardó
  • Construction

    AND SA de Serveis
  • Cost

    1.438.932 €
© Carles Climent
© Carles Climent

Text description provided by the architects. The main objective is to achieve a comfortable building for the elderly, a space in which users are comfortable, a place with which they can identify. For this reason, we chose known building materials and finishes, warm and comfortable materials, such as ceramic and wood, and in general, a domestic architectural image.

© Carles Climent
© Carles Climent

The shape of the building in plan is carefully adapted to the space available in one of the parterres of the Prince of Girona Gardens. The building is designed closely related to the park. A volume part of the language, of the materials and operation of the park. In fact, we often think of the building as a pavilion in the park, a viewpoint from which users can visually dominate the surrounding activity in the park and on the street.

© Carles Climent
© Carles Climent

The ground floor is permeable, one can go through the building through the lobby. In fact, the building is also a new gateway between the street and the park. One of the squares of the park, now paved with wood, will have a new access through the building.

© Carles Climent
© Carles Climent

The exposed ceramic roof descends through the minor facades to the ground, and gives the volume an image of a great portal.

The main facades, with glass windows and a wooden lattice, seek a certain kinship with the wooden floors and the urban furniture of the park.


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Cite: "Home for the Elderly / BCQ Arquitectes" [Casa Para La Tercera Edad / BCQ Arquitectes] 14 May 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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