Project Description

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Site: Puigcerdà, Girona
Use: Healthcare

Description

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.

Transfrontier Cerdanya Hospital view of the helipad situated on the roof

Transfrontier Cerdanya Hospital view of the helipad situated on the roof
ground floor site floor plan of the Transfrontier Hospital in Puigcerdà, Cerdanya
first floor site floor plan of the Transfrontier Hospital in Puigcerdà, Cerdanya
Front elevation of the Transfrontier Hospital in Puigcerdà, Cerdanya
Back elevation of the Transfrontier Hospital in Puigcerdà, Cerdanya
ground floor floor plan of the Transfrontier Hospital in Puigcerdà, Cerdanya
first floor site floor plan of the Transfrontier Hospital in Puigcerdà, Cerdanya
Transversal Section of the Transfrontier Hospital in Puigcerdà, Cerdanya
architectural model top down view of cerdanya hospital transfrontier
architectural model birds eye close up view of cerdanya hospital transfrontier
architectural model back view of cerdanya hospital transfrontier
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Project Name: Cerdanya Hospital – Transfrontier
Site: Puigcerdà – Girona
Use: Healhcare
Project date: 11.2005
Construction start date: 03.2008
Construction end date: 09.2012
Property:
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
Publications:
01- HIC Arquitectura (Link)
02- archdaily.com (link)
03- world-architects.com (link)
04- Architecture Biennale 2016 (Catalan Pavilion) Aftermath