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Municipal Social Shelter, San Sebastian

Marrutxipi, San Sebastian. Spain.

Client: Municipality of San Sebastian.

A public refuge providing shelter for homeless people for short periods of time. The bedrooms are grouped on the two upper floors.

It was built on an extremely complicated residual plot, triangular and steeply sloped, creating a mid-slope platform. 

On the ground floor, the centre comprises the four volumes associated with the different uses: dining, recreation, care and external refuge. The exterior recreation, access and circulation spaces were generated between the volumes and the limits of the enclosure.

The layout of the building is guided by functional principles: hygiene, circulation, care and control.

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Municipal Social Shelter, San Sebastian
Restricted competition, June 2001. Winning entry

Location
Marrutxipi, San Sebastian. Spain.

Client
Municipality of San Sebastian

Project date
November 2002  

Building opening
April 2004

Architect
Ignacio Quemada Sáenz-Badillos

Design Team
Javier Montoya
Leticia Uribe-Etxeberria
Patxi Galarraga

Site supervision
Ignacio Quemada

Quantity surveyor
Juan Cruz Lizarraga

Structural Engineering
Carlos Gómez-Cruzado

General Contractor
Guillermo Ibargoyen S A

Photographer
Miguel de Guzmán

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