Casablanca Social-Healthcare Centre

Site
Tarragona (España)
Client
Gestió i Prestació de Serveis de Salut (GIPSS)
Gross Area
10.253 m²
Date
2009
Status
Competition
Collaborator
Pm,Mt y BNiTª

PHOtos

The idea behind the Social-Sanitary Centre in Casablanca is to promote a singular and coherent technology. This suggests rejection of formalist design in favour of rational efficiency and a calculated response to the natural environment.
A continuous ‘skin’ outlines a volume suspended above existing walls with simple precision. Efficient construction is achieved by incorporating modularity, standardisation, and consideration to the building´s position in relation to the sun – a vital factor for a centre where users spend extended periods of time. The relationship with the surrounding environment is mediated through landscaping that respects and integrates with the existing walls. Thus, the building acknowledges the memory of Casablanca while looking to the future with innovative and contemporary architecture..

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