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RESIDENCE AND DAY CARE CENTRE FOR THE APPC

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Tarragona, Spain

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RESIDENCE AND DAY CARE CENTRE FOR THE APPC

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Tarragona, Spain

The refubrishment of the White Building in Bonavista, is based on the recognition of the qualities of the plot, the potential of the existing building (an old secondary school) and the detailed study of the programmatic requirements. The architectural design promotes clarity and functional flexibility, a proper relationship between interior and exterior, the use of warm, resistant and sustainable materials, volumetric simplicity, and mainly, the improvement of the quality of life of its users. The action proposes to optimize the operation of the new center by re-locating the communication nuclei and bathrooms outside the already built area, and by raising three new bodies (on the ground floor) that complete the program located in the existing building and that generate sheltered courtyards.

Client

Tarragona Council

Architects

Ferran Grau Valldosera

Núria Salvadó

Team

Nuria Casais

Eulàlia Martín

Collaborators

Structure engineer:

Windmill

Systems:

JG, Raimon Grau 

Sustainability:

Societat Orgànica

Technical architect:

Josep Borràs

Use type

New wings and renovation. Healthcare

Builded surface

2,200m2 new wings and renovation + 5,565m2 urbanization

Photography

GRAUCASAIS

Situation

Tarragona, Spain

Year

Design:

2015

Completion:

2020

Budget

4,150,814.51 € (without VAT)

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APRIL - 26.2019

Residencia ATRIA awarded at XI Biennal Alejandro de la Sota.

JANUARY – 22.2019

Opening of the exhibition XIV Bienal Espanyola d’Arquitectura i Urbanismo “Más habitar, más humanizar” at La Arquería de Nuevos Ministerios a Madrid. The exhibition includes the project “ATRIA Home” that was finalist at the XIV BEAU.

JULY – 19.2018

ATRIA Home project is shortlisted in the XIV Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo “Más habitar, más humanizar”. The opening of the XIV BEAU exhibition will take place in Santander (Spain).

MARCH –06.2019

“ATRIA Home” published in IoARCH magazine (number 80).

MARCH – 10.2019

The exhibition “Arquitectures en el paisatge. 2000-2017” in the COAC (Vic) includes the project “Habitat Store”. Open till April 8th.

NOVEMBER – 19.2018

Nuria Casais will participate as jury member in the Trabajos Final de Màster presentation, Màster “Diseño de espacios urbanos, arquitectura y movilidad.»

OCTOBER - 18.2018

Opening of the exhibition “Import WB Export Bcn Re-activate the city”. Ferran Grau contributes in the catalogue with the essay “Una arquitectura activa”(An active architecture). The exhibition is part of Cities Connection Projects and is edited by DPR Barcelona.

SEPTEMBER – 19.2018

Ferran Grau and Nuria Casais will be at EURAU 18 symposium, in Alicante, presenting “TILIBFOP. A research on the European architectural identity” and “NAC: A new regional estructure” respectively.

AUGUST – 01.2018

Nuria Casais appointed as Teaching Assistant at Arkitektskolen Aarhus in Denmark.

JUNE – 14.2018

“Home where is home?”, Nuria Casais and Ferran Grau will lecture at Instituto Cervantes in Sidney.

FEBRUARY – 01.2018

Ferran Grau, Nuria Casais y Rafa Mateo, selected to direct the number 273 of Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme, published by COAC and Polígrafa editorial.

NOVEMBER – 01.2017

Nuria Casais is appointed to teach at ESDesign – Escuela Superior de Diseño de Barcelona in the Master “Diseño de espacios urbanos, arquitectura y movilidad”.

OCTOBER - 18.2017

Ferran Grau will lecture in “Puig I Cadafalch, arquitecte de Catalunya” presenting “Josep Puig I Cadafalch, una actitud arquitectònica vigent”.

SEPTEMBER - 29.2017

GRAUCASAIS awarded with the second prize in the open competition for the LLAR RESIDÈNCIA Casa Bloc, Barcelona.

MAY – 26.2016

The Habitat store project, shortlisted in the «Unfinished,” Pabellón Español for the Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia. Catalogue edited by the Fundación Arquia and Ministerio de Fomento, 2016.