ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE BUILDING FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA IN GIRONA

Girona / 2003-2004 | 2005-2010 / building: 46.398 m² | urb: 13.801 m²

First Prize, competition 2002.

Awarded at the Architects Association of Catalonia prizes 2011.
Selected on XII Spanish Architecture Biennale 2013.

 

The new building is an abstract frame that puts in value the building of the ancient Hospital (XVII century). His neutral and abstract geometry is generated by the existing urban plot, adding at the old court of the hospital a new one, close to a pedestrian interior street projected in the center of the lot.
The intervention has allowed to recover the basement of the former wall of the city and the old apse of the hospital’s church, which had stood hidden by the buildings constructed later. The stuccos of the court of the magnolias and the original walls of baroque ceramics of the interior of the piano nobile of the hospital have also been restored.