Germina Badalona

Site
Barcelona (España)
Client
Fundación Germina
Gross Area
726 m²
Date
2018
Status
Built

PHOtos

The project is located in Badalona, in the neighborhood called Lloreda, it’s built up by three different directions, using two existing office floors (Office 1, Office 2) and a completely new building on the plot between them.
In the new construction’s program the functions are organized in order from the more boisterous public spaces towards the more private and silent ones. This kind of stackings require 2-2 stories, resulting access to the leisure and meeting places on the ground floor and the mezzanine; study halls on the 1st and 2nd floors; and offices on the 3rd and 4th.
These stackings are presented by three 2-levels-big boxes, creating three empty spaces in every zone (one per each box). This appearance of interior view helps to enrich and recognize the spaces, meanwhile celebrating the sensation of decompression.
The propose of this system is to work as a spine for the overall operation. The stacking of small serving spaces is combined into a large “furniture” that gives unity to the whole institution. The serving spaces are shown like unoccupied spaces, they are big, flexible, and empty.

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