los Mondragones Granada, Vitoria Building, Granada

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los Mondragones, Granada

Granada Building, Vitoria, España – design by Elisa Valero Ramos

15 Jun 2011

los Mondragones

Location: Granada, southern Spain

Design: Elisa Valero Ramos, Granada

Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada

Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada
photos : Fernando Alda

Project Description

This intervention is located on the banks of the Beiro River north of the city of Granada. The presence of a white wall delimits the former military property of Los Mondragones and its watchtowers determine the place’s characteristic image. At the same time, a row of tall poplar trees marks the slightly curved path of the river, which runs a couple of meters below the road. Now, this enormous block with its old pavilions has been transformed into a municipal administration complex with a Daycare Center and Dining Hall installed on the eastern façade as complementary services.

Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada
photos : Fernando Alda

The project’s goal was to resolve the problem in the most straightforward and complete way possible, taking into account the peculiarities of the site, its topography and orientation as well as its specific use. The daycare center is in three modules, for children from zero to three years of age and it meets current legislation for this type of installation, especially the surfaces and characteristics of each of the required spaces. The recommendations of a team of pedagogues were also taken into account in order to create spaces that favor learning and the development of psychomotor activity: a relation with outdoors, lighting and crossed ventilation and surfaces that allow the infants to crawl and are easy to clean and maintain.

Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada
photos : Fernando Alda

The dining hall is designed with independent functions and entrances although it follows the same unitary structure as the rest of the building. There is a row of installations, and a larger gallery for the dining room, which is linked to the gardens so that tables can be set up outside when then weather permits.

Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada Daycare Center and Municipal Dining Hall at los Mondragones, Granada

los Mondragones Granada – Building Information

architect: Elisa Valero Ramos

building surveyor: María de los Llanos Martín Romero

team:
María de los Llanos Martín Romero, Bulding surveyor
Leonardo Tapiz Buzarra. Arquitecto, Collaborating architect
Joaquín Peña Toro, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Montse Solano, Architecture student

client: HE Planning Department. Council of Granada
constructor: Ferconsa
location: Rivera del Beiro street, Granada
project / work: sep 2005 / sep 2006
constructed surface: 691,02 m2
photographs: Fernando Alda

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