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  7. Health Center in Canet de Mar / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P

Health Center in Canet de Mar / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P

  • 01:00 - 19 June, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Health Center in Canet de Mar / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P
Health Center in Canet de Mar / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P, © Lourdes Jansana
© Lourdes Jansana

© Lourdes Jansana © Lourdes Jansana © Lourdes Jansana © Lourdes Jansana + 23

  • Collaborators

    Ana Lete, Maria Manrique, Oriol Ribes
  • Structures

    Manuel Arguijo, arquitecto
  • Facilities

    Grau-Del Pozo instalaciones
  • Technical Architect

    Aumedes Dap, Valeri Consultors Associats
  • Construction

    Construccions Solius, S.A.
  • Management

    GISA
  • Budget

    2.486.476,26 €
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© Lourdes Jansana
© Lourdes Jansana

Here we present the Primary Care Center in Carnet, developed by the Catalan office of Conxita Blacells, an architect who belongs to the collective Plataforma 8E, presented in Chile as part of the XVII Architecture Biennial in Santiago.

The center hosts a number of medical areas in a building comprised of two floors.

© Lourdes Jansana
© Lourdes Jansana

The Center for Primary Care (CAP) is located on a portion of the existing underground parking, which allows us to define an area for facilities and assets of the municipality, articulating a large public square. We also enhance a back passage that relates the Domenech i Montaner museum with the “Teixit i Punt” school.

© Lourdes Jansana
© Lourdes Jansana

The proposal seeks to integrate the building into the site in a simple and rational way, with its main facade facing the square, with a skin of perforated stainless steel enclosed by a large black zinc plate frame. It is shown laterally, at a smaller scale, on the access road. On the other hand, in the passage, the building is integrated with the small residential buildings displaying a more fragmented volume, using zinc and plaster and paint.

© Lourdes Jansana
© Lourdes Jansana

The relationship between program and place has allowed us to lay out the more public area on the ground floor, whereas the restricted use areas are located on the upper floor. By dividing the program into two bays separated by a longitudinal courtyard, we were able to enhance the areas with facade towards the square by placing the waiting rooms there, while consultation rooms and offices are located on the facade towards the interior courtyard.

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Cite: "Health Center in Canet de Mar / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P" [Centro de Salud en Canet de Mar / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P] 19 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/389326/health-center-in-canet-de-mar-conxita-balcells-associats-s-l-p/> ISSN 0719-8884
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