DAY CENTER OF ATENTION FOR WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, TORO ZAMORA
As in some other times, the association provided a plot on the surroundings of Toro donated by the city council.
The heterogeneous environment, a mixture of industrial hangars and attached houses, was the conditioning and opportunity that led us to think of a spiral-shaped building, which is isolated from the surrounding environment and possesses a courtyard open to all spaces.
The gradation of uses and height favor the courtyard sunshine, and help the division into two levels of atention: Severely affected patients to the south in one floor and occupational area to the north in two floors. The glass facade facing the courtyard and open towrds the midday sun.
The decisions of material use enhance the separation inside - outside. Outside a brick tailor made as a gray vertical striped texture in which only some holes are torn, while the interior is characterized with a bright gray metal sheet with the same texture in lower scale, a ceramic red paving, filling the courtyard with color.
Architects: Jose Maria de Lapuerta, Carlos Asensio, Paloma Campo.
Team. Project leader: Raquel Lara. Architects: Cristina Jimenez, Ona jurkaite, Michal Marschal, Adrián Castiñeira. /Quantity surveryor: Oscar Gonzalez / Structures: Valladares Ingenieria
Promoter: ASPROSUB / Ayuntamiento de Toro
Surface: 1,455 m2
Date: Project. August 2006. Construction: 2007-2010
Photographs: Miguel de Guzman