Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Social center in Avenida de la Paz, Seville, Spain by Donaire Arquitectos and Surco Arquitectos
December 15th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Donaire Arquitectos and Surco Arquitectos
The building is located in the south of Seville, next to the Litany Health Centre and on the corner Avenida de la Paz. The site has dimensions of 24.85m x 35.60m and an area of 884.66 m².
The project is within a plot aimed at urban infrastructure, so that the building’s projection is conditioned by the existence of the adjacent Health Centre located to the north. With access to the underground parking a shared space between both buildings is created.
The Social Services building is organized around a central open space on all floors and crowned by a skylight which is placed around the access paths to each of the rooms. In addition to the common open space there is a core on each floor in which the toilets, elevators, stairs and archives are located. Around the central space the care rooms, work rooms and equipment rooms are spread over three floors, with the administration and management zone on the top floor. The ground floor is prepared for use for exhibitions and is finished with the assembly hall with its own access from the shared outdoor space.
Some of the rooms are separated by movable partitions allowing greater versatility in use. And they all have natural lighting holes protected from direct sunlight with a lattice that homogenizes it’s external image.