Nursing Home in Baños de Montemayor – Cáceres Architecture

Baños de Montemayor Nursing Home, Cáceres Architecture, Extremadura Building, Spain, Spanish Design

Nursing Home in Baños de Montemayor, España : Cáceres Building

Cáceres Development, northern Extremadura – design by GEA Architects

30 Jan 2012

Nursing Home in Baños de Montemayor

Architects: GEA Architects

Location: Baños de Montemayor, Cáceres, España

Project Description

The project is located in a small town in northern Extremadura called “Baños de Montemayor”, surrounded by mountains and forests of chestnut and oak trees. The parcel is in between the urban core (composed of small volumes) and the area of widening of the 80´s (large buildings).

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photos : Ignacio Marqués

We decided to work on a very fragmented structure and volume looking for a smooth transition. From the top of the mountain, the building offers a clear dialogue between the two scales.

The materials are the same ones used on the nearby buildings: granite and white plaster. Granite is chosen as material for contacting the ground, looking for its original texture (bucking granite), so that the pure white volumes would emerge cleanly.

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The open public spaces (sometimes half opened), separate day and night zones of the building. The sun penetrates over the built volume that consciously is cut where necessary. Everyday life is made there, in those areas stressed that ultimately make up a core of the lot. The surrounding volumes contain some necessary uses: on one side dining, fitness, nursing, cafeteria … in the other one sleeps.

The bedrooms are all oriented to the west, where the main views are. The corridors are against the mountain and lit by small openings tangent to the path. On the facade of the room’s side, the arrangement of recessed windows allows shelter from the midday sun. As a constructive approach, each bedroom´s toilet is entirely prefabricated and laid on construction site once the floors are raised, saving costs and time. These concrete cells emerge into the corridors qualifying the access to each bedroom, their color differ on every floor in order to avoid confusion for residents.

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Nursing Home in Baños de Montemayor – Building Information

Project title: NURSING HOME IN BAÑOS DE MONTEMAYOR
Client: Asociación de propietarios del Balneario de Baños de Montemayor;
Architects: GEA Arquitectos – external link
Location: Baños de Montemayor (Cáceres, España)
Gross floor area: 3652,60 m2
Cost: 3.000.000,00 €
Status: Built
Project start date: Apr 2010

COLLABORATORS
Structure: GEA Soluciones
Facilities: GEA Soluciones
Construction firm: Alonso Jimenez, sl : Contacto: Manuel Alonso 629 536 116
Quantity surveyor: José Luis Antúnez
Development: Pentacón sl: Contacto: Jorge Alonso 639 542 857
Electricity: Electricidad FORO; Contacto: Telesforo Mandado 626 376 816
Photographs: Ignacio Marqués PRIMEROS PLANOS

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photos : Ignacio Marqués

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