- Collaborator: Estructura Static, Instalaciones Proisotec, Mediciones Jordi Carbonell.
- Urbanized Surface: 930,11 m2
- Site Area: 1.812,28 m2
- Industrial: Soclesa, Negre Casaoliva, Galasa, Sunon
- City: Barcelona
- Country: Spain
The project is divided into two volumes surrounded by a landscaped area and a carport that binds. The position of both buildings is primarily determined by the disposition of the trapezoidal site that allows to take advantage of the difference between the levels of pavement of the streets Margenat (+100.50 level) and Dolors Monserdà (+95.50 level). The Via Augusta completes the urban layout of the site, and it is on this road where it is located the main access to the Foundation Auxilia, while the CAP/ CSM states the entrance to the center through an urbanized area, whose level is the same as the Dolors Monserdà street.
This urbanized street, incorporated to the overall project, is reinforced with a green area situated in front of the CAP/CSM, green lung where still remains different species of flora. At the same time, it is related to the urban and social environment and, by embracing the topographic levels of the plot, there are deleted all kinds of architectural boundaries.
As a design strategy, it is also remarkable to add that this area extends the user's visual limit from the buildings and emphasize the identity and uniqueness of each one.
The implementation chosen is the result of the consideration of all these pre- existing items and their integration into the urban fabric of the neighborhood. The service entrance to the residence is accentuated by the mentioned displacement of the buildings and the extension of the sidewalk Margenat, forming a hierarchical public space, qualified by a change on the pavement. The Magnolias planting that are beyond the shadow cast improves the visual quality of the waiting rooms of the CAP/CSM. In addition, it is relevant to mention that, in the structuring of both pedestrian and vehicular access and level differences between the boundaries of the site, it has been tried to take advantage of this implementation so unique of the equipment with the objective to improve and particularize with the architecture itself the relationships between the environment and the work.
From the entrance to the lobby of each of the five storey buildings, it is quickly displayed the information point / files, continuing care, health education and administrative area. The vertical position of the core services has a close connection to services and waiting rooms on each floor.
Each of these plants care units respond to the needs of the program, which enjoy great flexibility for future changes and modifications, but always accentuating the visual quality from the buildings facing the urban environment.