Cerdanya Hospital – Transfrontier, Puigcerdà
Site: Puigcerdà, Girona
Cerdanya Hospital is located on the north side of Puigcerdà, in a development area. This special geographical location allowed to apply a special legal instrument, the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (AECT, by its initials in Spanish), which allows the joint management of a hospital center by the public health systems of neighboring states. The project was also actively supported by the Territorial Cooperation Program Spain-France-Andorra (POCTEFA 2007-2013). The area of influence of the new hospital consists of 32,000 inhabitants, among the three countries, with a strong influx of tourists.
This building project is intended to define this new part of the city with the streets planned and a large tree-shaded square. To this end an imposing volume was projected, an urban landmark: a trapezium of low height, with the large roof sloping towards the plaza and a tower for installations that balances the horizontal quality of the whole.
Materials were chosen for high durability, suited to the high mountain environment: zinc roofing, stone façades, and wooden closures. Exposed concrete is used as a closing element to guarantee the building’s good functioning for years to come.
Project Name: Cerdanya Hospital – Transfrontier
Site: Puigcerdà – Girona
Project date: 11.2005
Construction start date: 03.2008
Construction end date: 09.2012
Institut Català de la Salut (ICS)
Servei Català de Salut
Land area: 19.314 m²
Floor area: 19.106 m²
Awards: Selected, FAD Architecture Awards 2014
Authors:Manel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna i Colldefors , Albert de Pineda Alvarez (PINEARQ)
Contributors: Jaume Piñol, Marcial Novo, Xavier Llambrich
Surveyors: Inma Casado, GECSA Ingenieria
Facilities: JG Ingenieros, S.A.
Structure: STATIC Ingenieria
Builder: COPISA, Constructora Pirenaica, Agefred
Photographer: Juny Brullet
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04- Architecture Biennale 2016 (Catalan Pavilion) Aftermath