GUINARDO ASSISTED RETIREMENT HOME AND SENIOR DAY CARE CENTER

Guinardó | Barcelona | 2015

Client

Conselleria de Benestar Família

Authors

Bayona I Valero
Cantallops Vicente Arquitectes

Collaborators

Bernuz-Fernandez arq. SLP
Armengol & Ros consul. SLP
Dalmau-Morros Tècnics SLP

Developer

REGESA

Year:

2008-2015

Photography

Jordi Surroca i Gael del Río

Project

The Assisted Retirement Home and Senior Day Care Center occupies 6 out of the 7 floors of the ensemble of facility buildings of the Guinardó Market. However, in this case most of the program concentrates in the 3 upper floors. It features a total of 4.851,68 m2 of usable space, and 5.460,89 m2 of built space. The project upper floors gather the areas mostly dedicated to the users, while the lower floors house mostly adjunct services. The ground level contains the main entrance hall and the administration offices. The building public access is located in this main hall on the ground level and opens directly to Oblit street. As a result, the center occupies most of the façade of the ground level facing this street. The symbolic association of the Center with the access from Oblit street helps conferring it its particular character within the ensemble of facilities. Besides the entrance hall, the ground level also includes the administration, management and concierge offices.
The upper floors of the building are divided in two clearly differentiated areas. The Northern area is dedicated to the day care usages, while the Southern area is dedicated to residential usages. Both areas converge at the main hall, acting as conjunction of both usages.

Awards and publications

2016 Obra premiada a la categoria d’edificis no residencials a la Mostra d’Arquitectura catalana del COAC 2015-2016. Illa Equipament Guinardó.
2018-19 Exposició “Import Wallonie- Export Barcelona. Re-activate the city” Bruxelles / / Publicació “Export Barcelona Re-activate the City”.”
http://www.citiesconnectionproject.com/project/guinardo-facilities-building/
2015-16 Publicació Revista “Con Arquitectura nº 57”.
2011 Publicació “Equipaments: l’ordenació dels conjunts dotacionals. Dotze exemples a Barcelona”.Ajuntament de Barcelona.
2008 Publicació “Barcelona Transformació Plans i Projectes” Mercat del Guinardó. Ajuntament de Barcelona.