LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL
LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL

LA CERDANYA HOSPITAL

2016 Participation in Aftermath, Architecture beyond Architects at the 15th Venice Bienniale of Architecture

Cerdanya Hospital is located on the north side of Puigcerdà, in a development area. This special geographical location allowed to apply a special legal instrument, the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (AECT, by its initials in Spanish), which allows the joint management of a hospital centre by the public health systems of neighbouring states. The project was also actively supported by the Territorial Cooperation Program Spain-France-Andorra (POCTEFA 2007-2013). The area of influence of the new hospital consists of 32,000 inhabitants, among the three countries, with a strong influx of tourists.

This building project is intended to define this new part of the city with the streets planned and a large tree-shaded square. To this end an imposing volume was projected, an urban landmark: a trapezium of low height, with the large roof sloping towards the plaza and a tower for installations which balances the horizontal quality of the whole.

 Materials were chosen for high durability, suited to the high mountain environment: zinc roofing, stone façades and wooden closures. Exposed concrete is used as a closing element to guarantee the building's good functioning for years to come.


Photos: Fernando Guerra

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Architect Albert de Pineda, Manuel Brullet, Alfonso de Luna
Address Camí d'Ur 31, Puigcerdà (España)
Area 19.107 m2
Year 2012
Owner CATSALUT
Architecture Team Marcial Novo, Alba Casanovas, Jaume Piñol
Structure STATIC Ingeniería S.A.
Engineering JG Ingenieros S.A.
Quantity Surveyor GECSA
Builder COPISA