SOCIAL AND HEALTH SPACES
The project arises from the concern of a possible suburban urban development in Rafal, which would swallow up the cultivated environment that we wanted to preserve. We protect a piece of orchard from its surroundings by means of a walled enclosure that defines an emphatic limit.
Urban geography treatises describe how traditional forms of settlement in big cities are being replaced by new projects that modify the neighbourhood relationships of the counterurbanites. The latter are former city-dwellers who have abandoned the centres of large cities and who are migrating to rural areas for a variety of reasons.
Social movements emerged, demanding a democratic renewal and former urbanites migrated to rural areas far from city centres. Faced with this situation, the city council decided to propose buildings that would bring public services closer to these new residents, generating a new public space for its citizens.
2009 La NUCÍA (Alicante)Environmental Centre cem el captivadorIn 1609, Philip III ordered the expulsion of the Moors from Spain. Many took up arms and those who survived were taken to mountains near Altea, where they were held captive, facing the sea, in a place that...
The action takes the form of a modern building that responds to its surroundings, whose façade is resolved with the same finishes as those of the Medical Specialities Centre and the La Casilla Multifunctional Centre, as with these projects it forms a social facilities complex.
The project focused on the old Casa de Peones Camineros (the old Road Worker House) and its fig tree together with the Plaza del Casal de Juventud (the Youth Centre Square). The old infrastructure that was once the basis for new construction was recycled to prolong its life and to reduce the ecological footprint of the new social infrastructure.
Los condicionantes del entorno nos han llevado a la concepción de un edificio de carácter introvertido a modo de bunker, que se camufla con su entorno, el nuevo terreno vegetal de carácter natur-artificial se hincha albergando el programa.