Residence and day care centre for the elderly in la Seu d’Urgell
|Dates||2011 - 2013|
|Site||La Seu d’Urgell|
|Client||Ajuntament de La Seu d’Urgell|
|Built area||5.993,91 m2|
|Architects||Joan Pascual, Ramon Ausió|
COMPETITION – 1st PRIZE | 2011
The radial arrangement of the four buildings, the first of which faced northeast/southeast and the fourth construction facing north/south, permitted us to take the maximum advantage of the natural light on each facade. The north-facing sides of the buildings have been limited to the shortest walls. At the same time, the radial disposition makes it possible for the garden patios that surround the buildings to be continuously illuminated and avoids as much as possible areas that are in the shade. Even more than the placement of the building in its setting and its architectural characteristics, the most important point of the project consists of its functionality. In other words, the criterion of design is based on the equilibrium between service and functional space.