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Residential Centre for Children’s Care

Logroño (La Rioja). Spain.

Client: Government of La Rioja.

To provide an alternative to family life, the centre did not have to respect any known typology.

It was not meant to be a conventional children's residence, but rather to resemble an “urbanisation”; nor was the aim to merely design a group of independent buildings adequately fulfilling their functions. What should the relationships between the different parts be? What should the position and the nature of the “central building” be? How should the homes be related?

The character of the homes provoked similar reflections. They had to resemble detached houses, but not conventional housing, which respond to a very specific type of family. They had to have something more, which promoted the well-being and coexistence of the children. What was that something extra? What would be their architectonic and spatial repercussions?

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Residential Centre for Children’s Care
Open competition, April 2007. Fourth prize

Location
Prado Viejo, Logroño (La Rioja). Spain

Client
Government of La Rioja

Architect
Ignacio Quemada Sáenz-Badillos

Design Team
Leticia Uribe-Etxeberria
Maitane Urdangarin
Nagore Armendariz

Quantity Surveyor
Álvaro Montón

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