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Project • By MARIO COREA ARQUITECTURAStadiums

Indoor Athletics Stadium

Located in a multi-sports complex in the neighborhood of Sant Oleguer, the stadium, with its capacity for some 2,500 spectators, is the principal piece in the ensemble. As such it represents an important reference point for the city and at the same time the building has great symbolic significance for its citizens.The site is a long and narrow plot with a significant slope and a marked asymmetry. The building would adapt itself to the site and at the same time its impact on the landscape would be minimized. The structure consists of a huge roof which seems to unfold, following the movement of the land along both the longitudinal and transversal axes. It is a continuous, light and almost immaterial element that floats over the interior space... More

Project • By MARIO COREA ARQUITECTURANurseries

Nursery School Virolet

The project is born taking into account two main considerations:1 The place, with its topography and geometry, gives shape to the floor plan. The site becomes the landmark of the project.2 Being a nursery school forced us to keep user-friendly and familiar stairs even though the use of unevenness was needed in order to achieve a direct contact of the rooms with the playground.The place because of its area and its topography was determinant in the architectural aspect of the school. Although it is advisable to plan the different spaces on one floor, in this particular case we had to consider two floors. It division into two floors with different accesses was our proposal in order to solve the problem of the slope.The tridimensional organizat... More

Project • By MARIO COREA ARQUITECTURAHospitals

C.M. Plastic Surgery Clinic

Situated in front of Collserola, the mountain range that marks the western limit of Barcelona, the Vall d’Hebron hospital complex is one of the most important and largest healthcare centers in Spain.The brief for this annex to the area of Traumatology was based on the creation of a new department for patients with burn injuries. The gymnasium that had been standing on the rather constricted site had been demolished and all that remained of it was the basement in which the department’s archives were stored. The program stipulated that both this space as well as its function as an archive had to be maintained.The other important mandate of the program was that the general activity of the hospital had to be maintained during the construction p... More

Project • By MARIO COREA ARQUITECTURALibraries

Carles Rahola Public Library

The new library is located in the center of Girona. Bounded on the north by busy Avenue Emili Grahit, the site is embedded in a dense neighborhood of tall residential blocks. These urban conditions – plus the fact that this is the largest library in the network of public libraries in Catalunya – contributed to the development of a design strategy based on two main considerations.First of all, given its civic and cultural importance the decision was made to differentiate the library from the surrounding residential fabric both in terms of its form and the materials.Secondly, while the design responds to the new programmatic challenges of today’s library as a place of social interaction for young and old, it also reclaims the traditional role... More