The new headquarters of the Provincial Association of Cerebral Palsy of Tarragona is the result of the transformation of the area of the old Bonavista high school, today abandoned. The project is based on three operations:
Tidy. The whole urban area of the building, with its attached external spaces, is rethink separating activity from circulation spaces and concentrating the flow of vehicles and buses on the road from Reus, far away from the neighbourhood.
Recycle. The old rationalist building is refurbished through several light and reversible operations without affecting the original identity of the high school, preserving the prefabricated construction systems. The old building is thermally conditioned, damaged components are replaced and new divisions by mobile wooden panels are made to give maximum flexibility, introducing the new programme ensuring the good orientation of all the pieces and its delicate system of relationships that this center needs.
Grow. As a result of the limited space available in the existing building, an extension through a lightweight and modular system with capacity for growth is proposed. This new small extension is perpendicular to the existing building creating a new access and refocusing the entire system. A transparent, horizontal and low-impact device that contrasts with the solidity of the existing Institute but that establishes a dialogue with it, giving continuity in the logic of industrial systems.
Transform an abandoned building in a warm and welcoming centre organizing an urban area, recycling a building and proposing a reversible and modular growth system.