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MIRAG Arquitectura | ‘Esplai’ for elderly in Girona

Interiors MIRAG Arquitectura | ‘Esplai’ for elderly in Girona

In 2010 a new ‘esplai’ was opened in Cristòfol Grober Street in Girona. It is a leisure centre for the elderly, composed of a common space and some auxiliary rooms: CiberCaixa, with IT equipment, 3 workshop rooms, and Cibercafè, with 8 computers.

MIRAG Arquitectura | ‘Esplai’ for elderly in Girona

© Jordi Surroca

MIRAG Arquitectura | ‘Esplai’ for elderly in Girona

© Jordi Surroca

MIRAG Arquitectura | ‘Esplai’ for elderly in Girona

© Jordi Surroca

A double false ceiling was created with big rectangular lamps placed in different heights that give a sense of unity to each space of the ‘esplai’. The glass surfaces of the second floor reflect the light so that these lamps are in fact duplicated. The ‘esplai’ is placed in the ground floor of an existing building.

Location: C/ Cristòfol Grober, 8 baixos in (17001) Girona, Spain
Architects: MIRAG Arquitectura  | Pau Millet & Xavier Ramoneda, architects
Project name: ‘Esplai’ for elderly in Girona
Typology: Leisure center for elderly
Year: 2010
Developer: ‘La Caixa’ foundation
Budget: 1.235.000 €
Photographs: Jordi Surroca 
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