Building integrated in the landscape in the place of an existing estate comprising two large platforms. The only visible structure is a small two-storey terracotta pavilion linked to the estate. We use the same retaining wall approach adjacent to the rest of the estate. Graffiti covers the concrete facade of the buried building.
The site is located within the Sol Estate in Badalona. Formed by two large terraces or platforms, the building is located on the lowest platform, underground with regard to the estate ground level (between one and two storey slope). There is then a structure which is buried with regard to the estate which continues the alignment, flatness and exterior treatment of the existing retaining walls of the estate. A green roof visually consolidates the estate at the same level, although it is not accessible to users for security reasons. In contrast, a lighter pavilion stands one storey above the estate. Rectangular in shape, it rests on the sturdier foundation, i.e., the underground structure. It comprises four floor areas which, since they do not have facades, are arranged around courtyards that allow ventilation and natural lighting of doctor’s offices and waiting rooms. A large projection outlines and highlights the entrance to the Primary Care Centre. The facility’s facade consists of concrete slabs with perforations for the light. The building features very clear circulation routes. An axis is created that includes access from the outside and vertical connection in the building, which serves the four floor areas of doctors’ offices.