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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

ESPLAI’ FOR ELDERLY IN GIRONA, Spain by MIRAG

 
June 28th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MIRAG

In 2010 a new ‘esplai’ was opened in Cristòfol Grober Street in Girona. It is a leisure centre for the elderly, composed of a common space and some auxiliary rooms: CiberCaixa, with IT equipment, 3 workshop rooms, and Cibercafè, with 8 computers.

Image of the common room of the ‘esplai’, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

  • Architects: MIRAG
  • Project: ESPLAI’ FOR ELDERLY
  • Location: GIRONA, Spain
  • Photography: Jordi Surroca
  • Typology: Leisure center for elderly
  • Authors: MIRAG Arquitectura i Gestió (Pau Millet & Xavier Ramoneda, architects)
  • Year: 2010
  • Developer:  ‘La Caixa’ foundation
  • Budget: 1.235.000 €

Image of the common room of the ‘esplai’, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

A double false ceiling was created with big rectangular lamps placed in different heights that give a sense of unity to each space of the ‘esplai’. The glass surfaces of the second floor reflect the light so that these lamps are in fact duplicated. The ‘esplai’ is placed in the ground floor of an existing building. 

Image of the common room of the ‘esplai’ with one of the workshops at the background, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

Image of the common room of the ‘esplai’, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

Detail. The lamps create a second false ceiling, that are doubled by the glass surfaces, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

Detail. The lamps create a second false ceiling, that are doubled by the glass surfaces, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

Ground floor and floor +1, Image Courtesy © MIRAG

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