Ramon Esteve | San Rafael Senior Citizens Day Centre
The fluency of the spaces and the visual relations between them are the concepts that best define this project, that tries to avoid the isolation of the different activities, relating one to each other and promoting the communication between the users of the centre in order to dynamize interpersonal relations. In this kind of centre, users spend most of the time waiting in the corridors, which are removed in this project to become common living areas.
The building is enclosed by two pieces that are opaque on its street- side and contain the services area and a polyvalent room. In the Transversal direction, transparency is favored by means of a game of convergent and divergent walls that connect the indoor and outdoor uses.
The rooms reserved for the assistance uses are open to their own courtyards, allowing the light to get into the spaces while accentuating the privacy.Location: Ontinyent, Valencia, Spain Architect: Ramon Esteve
Collaborator Architects: Olga Badía, Ana Boscá
Other Collaborators: Tudi Soriano
Architectural Technician: Emilio Pérez
Developer: Conselleria de Benestar Social
Construction Company: Clasica Urbana
Photographer: Mariela Apollonio