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Manel Brullet Tenas (Mataró, 1941) es graduà a l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona l’any 1966 i des del 1968 és professor de projectes d’aquesta facultat. Va ser membre del tribunal de projectes de final de carrera de l’ETSAB en el període 1979-1991 i sotsdirector de l’escola entre 1994 i 1998. Des de finals dels seixanta comença a treballar de manera independent i obre el seu propi despatx d’arquitectura.

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  1. El Cros and Les Aigües Schools

    Manuel Brullet i Tenas

    El Cros and Les Aigües Schools

    A layout determines the location of the two schools, and perpendicular to this layout different linear pavilions appear that generate a diversity of outdoor spaces. The conviction that public facilities buildings can and must act as structuring elements of the territory is a basic starting point of this project. The suburban situation of the land and the personal vision of the city lead to propose a building model of an urbanised and colonised estate in the image of the extensive urban territorial settlements of the late 19th century. The option of this type of building in the form of a "tapestry" makes it possible to find a flexible and domestic school building. We say flexible because mesh circulations, due to their neutrality, enable many types of pedagogical operation; and domestic because the dimensions and specific character of the different interior-exterior spaces lead to the individualisation of each one of them. The tapestry building in the form of a comb, with a single floor, adheres and closes towards the external road and opens neatly towards the interior of the plot with small semi-basements. At the end of the building there are the common spaces and perpendicular to these spaces, the janitors' homes and the classroom pavilions are emerging, along with the outdoor spaces: promenades, gardens/classrooms, squares, ponds, gardens, and patios. Both the supporting structure of the ceramic walls and the resulting spaces are the result of a strict reflection on the construction process, as are the materials used and their finishes.
  2. Can Brians Prison

    Bonell i Gil Arquitectes, Esteve Bonell i Costa, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Josep Maria Gil i Guitart, Francesc Rius i Camps

    Can Brians Prison

    To build a prison is to build a closed world, as were abbeys, monasteries or ancient acropolises. In the image of all of them, a prison is a small abstract world, located in a rural environment where 1500 people live and work. Human relationships, personal and collective interactions and, ultimately, a strong relationship between man and space appear. It is about creating a "city" on virgin land, taking into account geographic and landscape considerations to achieve a good implementation, but above all, it is about solving the highly complex programmatic aspects where control and security issues are prioritised. Urban situations similar to, but not equal to, those of the traditional city are considered. Here the square is not a meeting place, the street has more of a sense of separation than of communication, and in the façades seclusion is more important than the communication between interior and exterior.
  3. Remodelling of the Nou and Novíssim Buildings of Barcelona City Hall

    Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Remodelling of the Nou and Novíssim Buildings of Barcelona City Hall

    The Barcelona City Council complex is made up of three buildings. The ancient building, six centuries old, is a veritable treatise on the history of the city and the different architectural styles, from Gothic to modernism. The so-called "new" building was built on the international exhibition of 1928. The so-called "newest" building, designed in 1958, is a controversial high-rise building in the heart of the city's historic centre. The administrative decentralisation of the town hall has made the approach of a general remodeling possible. The urban objectives set out are to recover the historical dimension of Sant Miquel Square. The dignification of this abused space is sought through the following actions: the search for a new location for the car park in the square, the display of the Roman ruins underground and the reduction of the height of the brand-new building. The aim is to establish an urban autonomy between the three buildings and a skyline more suitable to the plot of Ciutat Vella. The functional objectives of the set are to enhance the permeability of the buildings for urban use. Access to all three buildings is provided from a single entrance hall. It is proposed to improve the connection between the three buildings, making the labyrinthine character and the architectural barriers disappear. Finally, a location has been sought for the new meeting room: more comfortable, well equipped, and with more capacity. The architectural proposals proposed in the remodeling start from a general sponging of the buildings, from the elimination of additions and corners produced by the indiscriminate accumulation of uses. In the historic building, we want to highlight the uniqueness of the Saló de Cent, making the whole complex more understandable. The new vertical circulation of the old building allows the understanding of all the floors of the building and, at the same time, works as an access door to the new building, starting from the new axis (Sant Jaume Square), the old building and the new building. The recovery of the functionality and urbanity of the entrance of new and brand-new buildings is achieved through the appearance of a large access loggia for outdoor activities.
  4. Hospital del Mar

    Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Hospital del Mar

    The Hospital del Mar expansion and refurbishment project had a twofold objective: to define the new functional and physical organisation of the Olympic Hospital and to specify its structure and image within the actions and urban projects of the immediate seafront. From an urban point of view, the new hospital buildings had to connect the Barceloneta district with the new Olympic Village by organising a new façade of the promenade. On the other hand, there was a wish to integrate these hospital and research facilities with the plot of green spaces on the seafront, offering environmentally friendly, pleasant and spongy architectural spaces. Natural light, indoor relationships and the search for a home environment were the parameters that guided the definition of the project. Obtaining this comfortable home environment is proposed both from the functional personalisation of the building, avoiding the overcrowding in hospital accesses, consultations and services, and from the personalisation of each subset of the hospital. We are also working on deepening the functional contents of each space to enable the appropriation of these spaces by health personnel. To avoid the feeling of a building that is too large and anonymous, with overcrowded spaces, each subset of the hospital is personalised to make it possible to identify it, through its shape, materials, colour and light. In order to achieve a domestic atmosphere, both from the design of the building and from the equipment, it is necessary to delve into the contents of the space. The idea of space comfort was born, in part, from the possibility of appropriating space. In this sense, every effort has been made to ensure that all facilities are integrated into the general environment in the most harmonious way possible. All spaces enjoy the most advanced facilities, but they are not flaunted. Furniture is an essential element in the personalisation of architectural spaces and in obtaining the aforementioned domestic environment.
  5. Cirera Molins Primary Healthcare Centre

    Manuel Brullet i Tenas

    Cirera Molins Primary Healthcare Centre

    The building, based on a very precise program, finds its place in a degraded and aggressive environment through its shape and its position on the site. It is placed at one end of the plot to be away from a large industrial building and is divided into three pieces perpendicular to a retaining wall that defines the northern limit of the plot. The breakdown of the building into three volumes seeks to provide a strong character to the implementation. The strict type of program of a CAP is distributed in these three bodies with a ground floor and floor, formalised through its roof with a single slope and the façade inclined above the street, united by two lower blocks that contain the services and the stairs. An expansion project is currently being carried out that consists of two new pieces that aim to follow the volume of the current CAP and that will be located next to the others.
  6. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture - Remodelling and Rehabilitation
    Hospital del Mar

  7. EU Mies Award

    Can Brians Prison

  8. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture
    Remodelling of the Nou and Novíssim Buildings of Barcelona City Hall

  9. Vaixell Burriac Primary School and Vilatzara Secondary School

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Vaixell Burriac Primary School and Vilatzara Secondary School

    The project joins two school complexes, a school and a high school, within the entirety of a block of trapezoidal houses, of 5,000 square metres, located in the new extension of Vilassar de Mar, laid out on an old agricultural area. Although the school and the high school are included in the same plot, they are two organisations with a completely independent operation, which are related by the simple juxtaposition of the subsequent contact areas. Both buildings are organised by means of pavilions connected to each other through external circulations, which may or may not be covered. The variety of outdoor spaces (cloisters, courtyards, small squares, gardens, porches, vegetal roofs) define the character of each of the buildings. The project is structured based on the arrangement of these exterior spaces, connected to the building through alternating roofs.
  10. Premià de Dalt Sports Complex

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Premià de Dalt Sports Complex

    Located in a magnificent landscape on the first mountainous foothills of the Maresme, its shape and dimension are related to the gentle profiles of the surrounding geography. The sports centre is conceived as a defined and compact volume, placed on the slope and with its own part embedded in it. Located at the western end of the plot, it presides over the set of facilities and offers a clear image of the open access from the street. The resolution of the roof, made of galvanised sheet, obeys a curvilinear guideline that gives unity to its profile and relates it to the softness of the hills that surround Premià. This guideline is repeated in an inverted manner inside, so that a large north-facing window is obtained that illuminates the playing court. On the north side, the land connects with a paved inclined plane on which three large skylights appear that illuminate the dressing rooms on the lower floor. The level of public access from the street is maintained by traversing the building until reaching the bleachers, which become a large, elevated viewpoint with views of the sea and the landscape. The intense light from the south is controlled by juxtaposing a low body containing the bleachers and the main spectator passage. The existing trees (carob trees, almond trees and olive trees) that are preserved and incorporated into the planned urbanisation. A space connected to the changing rooms and the entrance from the outside is reserved where a gym will be located. On the outside, the concrete of the exposed structure, the brick headers and the glass of the windows make up the façades.
  11. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture
    Vaixell Burriac Primary School and Vilatzara Secondary School

  12. Turó del Cargol Public School

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Turó del Cargol Public School

    The plot where the school is located is behind the sanctuary of Sant Josep de la Muntanya, in the neighbourhood of La Salut. It is a very rough terrain since it is a portion of the mountain with a total difference of 25 metres. In this sense, the school has two accesses: one at the top, through a viewpoint, and the other at the bottom, next to the Hospital de l'Esperança car park that occupies all the lower part of the set. In this context of steep relief, the search for horizontal plans to enable the appearance of playgrounds is a constant throughout the project. This is made up of three buildings: the parking-platform block, above this a one-storey building where we find the school facilities (gym, dining room and kitchen) with the sports field on the same level, and finally a third building, hanging from the mountain, in which the school spaces are located. All of them have a height of eight floors. The location of the classrooms on the highest part of the land allows you to enjoy good views of the city and enables an optimal solar impact avoiding the shadow cast by the large convent building. The relationship of the buildings with the stone of the mountain, the recovery of the existing vegetation, the control of sunlight, the vertical circulations and the near and distant views are the main questions that structured the realisation of the project.
  13. Granollers Indoor Swimming Pool

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Granollers Indoor Swimming Pool

    Dins del Parc Esportiu Municipal de Granollers, al costat de dues piscines i d’un gimnàs s’havia de construir una piscina olímpica coberta per encàrrec de l’ajuntament d’aquesta ciutat. El projecte va reorganitzar les circulacions de tot el conjunt del parc i va suggerir un canvi referent a l’accés principal a tot el complex, que ara es produeix a través de l’esmentat parc que envolta els equipaments. Un hall cobert, tangent a la nova piscina, dóna accés i ordena les comunicacions de tot el recinte. La nova piscina no forma un sol bloc amb les construccions ja existents per tal d’evitar un edifici massa voluminós. Es prefereix, doncs, una juxtaposició entre el nou edifici i el vell, de la què en resulta un conjunt més amable volumètricament, integrat al parc i a les piscines exteriors. La piscina coberta està orientada longitudinalment cap al sud, per obtenir una il•luminació òptima i disminuir al màxim les despeses energètiques de condicionament ambiental. La coberta corba de la piscina s’inclina de sud a nord per a possibilitar aquest gran finestral d’orientació meridional.
  14. Ronda de Dalt Dwellings

    Conxita Balcells i Blesa, Manuel Brullet i Tenas

    Ronda de Dalt Dwellings

    The building, which forms part of the edges of the ring roads plan, is located on a triangular plot with a steep slope at the meeting point of Passeig de la Vall d’Hebrón and Hospital Militar Avenue. The main conditions considered in the project are the orientation of the houses, the natural topography of the site and the layout model present in this section of the Ronda de Dalt, as well as the optimisation of the use of natural energy resources, both lighting and climate related ones. These arguments determine the position of the building on the plot, which is placed perpendicular to the Ronda de Dalt, taking up the entire front of the plot, thus obtaining a large façade surface oriented strictly to the south and freeing up the maximum space on the north side to separate itself from the gas station. The houses, with two and three rooms, are structured with a very clear distinction between the night area and the day area. Those with three bedrooms are placed at the ends of the block, with the day area formed by the dining room-living room and the gallery on the south façade and the bedrooms located on the north façade. Those with two bedrooms are located in the central part of the block and have both the day and night areas located on the south façade. The north, east and west façades are massive, in order to acoustically isolate the houses from street noise and provide them with a lot of thermal inertia, while the south façade is constituted as a gallery that acts as a selective solar collector, formed by an outer skin of wooden lamellas and an inner skin treated with specific openings. The core of vertical communications is built with exposed work and is moved slightly in plan, fragmenting the block, in order to widen the landings and also to provide them with more natural lighting.
  15. Gaudí Apartment Building

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Gaudí Apartment Building

    Together with the commission to rehabilitate the Nau Gaudí, the Mataró City Council is asking BrulletDeLuna for a proposal to carry out a general arrangement of the surroundings of the Nau. This arrangement includes the design of the façades of the new housing complex that closes the square where the Nau Gaudí is inserted. So, it is about finding a suitable façade to accompany Gaudí's work. The starting point of the project is the search for materials with powerful tectonics capable of coexisting with the presence of the Nau. It opts for a combination of brick and wood construction, embedded in a grid of steel profiles. The resulting texture combines the materiality of the old factories from the beginning of the century, the structural order typical of technical rationality and the domesticity necessary for a residential building. It is also important to propose a deep façade with a gallery-balcony that generates an intermediate space, interesting both from the climatic point of view and for the spatial games it creates.
  16. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Ronda de Dalt Dwellings

  17. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    URV School of Chemical Engineering

  18. URV School of Chemical Engineering

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    URV School of Chemical Engineering

    El programa funcional d’una facultat universitària s’adequa perfectament a la conformació del paisatge general del campus i al ponderat equilibri entre l’esfera privada i la pública, representada aquesta darrera per la gran plaça central. El nou edifici determina en bona mesura la nova façana del campus a la ciutat. Aquesta nova zona universitària s’organitza per mitjà d’uns grans paquets edificats, responsables de la imatge dels carrers i dels passejos per a vianants del campus. A l’interior d’aquests grans contenidors es creen diferents àmbits interiors de caràcter col·lectiu, com ara places i patis de dimensions diverses. Aquests espais interiors són els generadors de l’estructura organitzativa del programa. Les noves edificacions reprodueixen les bases tipològiques de les construccions preexistents al campus, es recolzen en els carrers perimetrals i deixen lliure la plaça central, que serà completada per la nova biblioteca.
  19. Salt Psychiatric Hospital

    Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Salt Psychiatric Hospital

    El caràcter actual del parc i les baixes alçades dels pavellons existents, que donen un aire agradable al conjunt, són considerats molt positius per a la teràpia de malalts psíquics. La tradició higienista de construir un equipament sanitari en un entorn natural és una de les premisses per a l’ordenació del centre. L’edifici s’ha dividit en tres unitats d’infermeria tal com es definia en el pla funcional, ubicant-ne dues a la planta baixa i una a la planta pis. L’esmentada primera planta es relaciona amb la zona enjardinada amb l’objectiu d’evitar l’aïllament d’aquesta unitat respecte l’exterior. La disposició de la planta en forma de "L" permet definir uns patis oberts cap als que es bolquen totes les activitats comunes i públiques del centre; també facilita la diferenciació de l’àrea diürna i la nocturna. Així, l’arbrat i l’enjardinament es converteixen en elements bàsics de l’ordenació de l’edifici. La imatge de l’edifici es procura que s’integri amb la dimensió de l’arbrat actual i futur, evitant que una edificació excessivament alta o massiva perjudiqui l’equilibri entre edificació i vegetació. Des d’una visió llunyana ha de ser una imatge clara, representativa i identificable però no gaire dura; la dimensió, el color, i el ritme defineixen aquests valors.
  20. Barcelona School of Agriculture, UPC

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Barcelona School of Agriculture, UPC

    La nova escola d’agricultura, ubicada al Parc Tecnològic del Mediterrani, a Castelldefels, està formada per diferents volums construïts: l’edifici departamental, la sala d’actes i l’edifici principal d’aules, laboratoris de docència i recerca. Aquests blocs principals estan connectats a tres cossos de planta baixa que connecten els laboratoris de recerca i les oficines dels departaments, i permeten l’organització del complex a través de diversos patis que qualifiquen els espais als quals serveixen amb diferent intensitat. La morfologia de l’edifici està marcada per l’ús de formigó, xapa metàl·lica i bries soleils grocs que destaquen i serveixen per caracteritzar els edificis en un entorn marcat pel gris. El conjunt ha estat dissenyat per minimitzar el consum d’energia elèctrica, el consum d’aigua i les emissions de CO2. Aquesta reducció s’aconsegueix mitjançant diferents accions. L’orientació sud dels dos blocs principals i la seva obertura a aquesta façana permeten aprofitar al màxim les hores de radiació solar i reduir les necessitats de calefacció. La majoria dels espais habitats (aules i despatxos) estan situats al sud mentre que els serveis i les escales ocupen la franja nord. Els patis amb vegetació caducifoli permeten la protecció de la radiació solar a l’estiu i la seva entrada a l’hivern. Finalment, les claraboies permeten l’entrada de llum natural a les zones interiors, i també col·laboren en la reducció del consum.
  21. Santa Caterina General Hospital

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez, Albert Vitaller i Santiró

    Santa Caterina General Hospital

    El nou hospital forma part del complex del Parc Hospitalari Martí i Julià, originat per la presència del vell sanatori psiquiàtric projectat per Francesc Folguera i Emili Blanch als anys trenta. L’hospital de Santa Caterina se situa a la banda sud del Parc, i la part interior és ocupada per una gran trama de pavellons d’una sola planta, de manera que la vegetació pot penetrar dins els patis generats per aquests pavellons. Tota la implantació de l’hospital és baixa i extensa, i consta d’una malla bireticular de dues direccions superposada a una estructura lineal de creixement en direcció est-oest. Les circulacions segueixen dues traces paral·leles en aquesta direcció, una per al personal i l’altra per als usuaris externs. Cada unitat funcional queda situada dins aquesta estructura bàsica. D’aquesta manera s’obté una estructura hospitalària que permet el creixement i les modificacions, una organització oberta que és una de les premisses principals del disseny.
  22. Quirón Hospital

    Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Quirón Hospital

    The Quirón Clinic project, located in Alfons Comín Square, gives a volumetric response to a lot with a very rugged topography. The main characteristic is the large slope according to the north-south axis of the land, with a maximum difference of sixteen metres. The project also had to offer solutions regarding a very particular urban environment, such as the large circulation node in the square. In addition, a hospital program had to be satisfied, specific and complex by definition. The main architectural challenge of the building was the arrangement of an excessive program (46,620 m2) for the dimensions of the lot. The construction consists of sixteen floors, seven of which are underground. In this sense, an English courtyard stands out, located on the north side of the building, which allows natural lighting up to the top floor of the car park. In fact, the search for natural light and ventilation was an obsession in this compact and underground project. The L-shaped volumetry of the upper floors, open towards the street space, obeys the purpose of adapting to the structure of a square characterised by the aggregation of different perimeter spaces in its large space central. The volumetrics adopted also look for the relationship of the building with the different public spaces that it generates. Thus, the external form of the hospital is characterised by large volumes of weightless building, which give rise to these spaces and condition their topographical relationships. The entire façade is distinguished by an aluminum coating that helps the building achieve a better climate behaviour. This coating is made up of special pieces manufactured exclusively for this work.
  23. Biomedical Research Centre of Barcelona (PRBB)

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Biomedical Research Centre of Barcelona (PRBB)

    The Biomedical Research Park is located on the seafront of Barcelona, in an environment characterised by the proliferation of unique buildings. The proposal of a large platform that arranges the site, in a very irregular way, and the placement on top of an elevated building in the shape of a diagonally truncated elliptical cone, has allowed us to tidy up the environment and relate us quietly with the nearest volumes. The elliptical shape arises from the need to adapt a large building (about 35,000 m2 above ground level) to a very tight site with a significantly irregular shape and very different volumes around it. The building is staggered towards the sea, smooths the seafront and adapts to the buildings of the promenade, which in this area have reduced heights and rises at the back, towards the city, because it has enough space. This stepped-to-sea shape makes it easier to locate on the roof of solar panels for the production of hot water and electricity. The interior of the building is emptied to create a new reality, independent from the environment, which will frame and control the sea views and allow to regulate the sun. The structure of the building is blown up about 7 meters around its perimeter. The cladding of the façade is made of natural wood and a light openwork, without touching the floor. This second skin allows good light and energy control of the building.
  24. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Biomedical Research Centre of Barcelona (PRBB)

  25. Gaudí Warehouse (Remodelled to House the Bassat Collection)

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Gaudí Warehouse (Remodelled to House the Bassat Collection)

    The commission proposes to think about the construction of new homes, the restoration of Gaudí's chimney, nave and aedicle. The bleaching warehouse, remodeled and restored, will be given new multipurpose uses, which means that the refurbished building must have good performance both from an environmental point of view as well as from a regulatory and equipment one. The proposal is to build a large basement in the first 4 corridors of the nave, where the air conditioning machinery, the new sanitary services, the machinery for the new elevator between the ground floor and the basement, a staircase and a warehouse are located. The arches which are cut off on Cooperativa Street side are redone and therefore the current roadway is invaded to recover the original location of the nave. A wall is built parallel to the street to recover the amputated space of the nave and the small aedicle. Due to the impossibility of recovering the original west façade, the project proposes a new façade that has nothing to do with the previous one. It is a translucent and opal glass façade, with an air chamber and a special treatment that will allow us to increase the natural lighting of the original nave, adapting it to the new uses. The south and east façades are built according to the façades we know of the nave from a photo taken by Joan Bergós (image 16). In order to isolate it acoustically and thermally, without changing its original appearance, it has been decided to fold the roof and the partition of the east façade. A wooden framework is placed on the roof with the flat tile visible below, on top of which a projected insulation with another flat tile on top is placed. The view of the interior and exterior of the roof will be the original but it will be constructively bent. If you calculate the structure of the parabolic arches of the nave, you can see that the arch resists the loads of the ship built in a very precarious way. The solution to the increase in loads will be to reinforce, by means of stainless-steel plates, the connection of the three planks that make up the wooden arch (image 18). So as to not to modify the image of the arch, we have chosen to embed the plates on both sides of the central plank. Glass has been thought of as a distinctive element between the elements of the original nave and the new ones. These contemporary materials (translucent glass and transparent opal) differ from the materials of the late 19th century and at the same time reflect and multiply the parts designed by Gaudí.
  26. Elisabeth School

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Elisabeth School

    El programa escolar inclou tot el cicle educatiu, de la bressola a l’institut, passant pel parvulari i l’escola primària. El plantejament general del projecte es basa en la voluntat d’establir una estreta relació entre tots els grups pedagògics de l’escola, adequant espais personalitzats per a cada un d’ells, però a la vegada facilitant els intercanvis. La idea d’ordenació del conjunt ve de la voluntat d’estructurar l’escola com una “petita ciutat”, amb el seu centre, els seus carrers, els seus equipaments i les seves zones verdes. A “l’àgora”, el centre de l’escola, hi ha l’accés principal, la biblioteca, el gimnàs, la sala d’actes, els menjadors, l’administració i la direcció. Des d’aquesta plaça porxada accedim cap a l’esquerra a la zona de primària, pàrvuls i bressola i cap a la dreta a la zona de secundària. Hi ha una voluntat clara que l’escola toqui a terra i que les aules convencionals tinguin la seva prolongació natural en les aules jardí. A través de diferents pavellons i espais exteriors, que estan íntimament relacionats, es va estructurant tota l’escola. Gairebé tot el programa del centre es desenvolupa en planta baixa, exceptuant la zona de secundària que consta d’un pavelló amb tres nivells. Amb l’obra avançada s’ha ampliat el programa constructiu amb la necessitat de cobrir una pista poliesportiva exterior de 40 x 20 metres. Des del punt de vista del plantejament general d’implantació, el projecte ha apostat per ser generós estenent molt la planta baixa, i per contra s’ha optat per materials i tècniques de construcció senzilles i econòmiques per reduir costos.
  27. Salt Community Healthcare Building

    Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Salt Community Healthcare Building

    L´edifici sociosanitari és la última construcció del conjunt del Parc Hospitalari Martí i Julià de Salt que inclou també l´Hospital de Sta. Caterina i l´Hospital psiquiàtric, ambdós projectats també per BrulletDeLuna. El nou edifici es situa a la part Sud-oest de la parcel·la i compta amb una superfície construïda de 7.214 m2. El punt de partida pel disseny del sociosanitari serà la seva integració dins el conjunt del Parc Hospitalari. S’ha dissenyat un edifici amb soterrani, planta baixa i una única alçada. L´edifici es composa amb tres gran peces cadascuna de les quals conté habitacions i una sala comú. Cada peça està completament rodejada de zones verdes que qualifiquen els espais interiors. El treball acurat amb la llum natural i l’elecció de materials càlids doten a la construcció d´una domesticitat capaç de satisfer les necessitats dels residents del centre els quals, donat que han de passar llargues estades en l´edifici, han de sentir-se “com a casa”. El nou edifici compta amb una unitat d´hospitalització geriàtrica de mitja i llarga estada amb 22 habitacions, una unitat d’hospitalització psico-geriàtrica amb 22 habitacions i una unitat d’hospitalització psico-geriàtrica de demències de 21 habitacions. També hi ha un Centre de dia geriàtric i Centre de dia de demències, amb capacitat de 25 places cadascun, i que comparteixen serveis com recepció, despatxos mèdics i d´infermeria, sala de rehabilitació, magatzems… Finalment, hi ha una Unitat de diagnosi i valoració geriàtrica i de demències que està formada por cinc despatxos, sala d´espera i sala de reunions.
  28. Moisès Broggi Hospital

    Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Moisès Broggi Hospital

    The Sant Joan Despí Doctor Moisès Broggi Hospital is a newly built hospital designed to serve a population of 300,000 inhabitants in the Catalan region of Baix Llobregat, in Spain. The organisation and layout of the Hospital within the plot is determined by the accesses to it, the orientations, and the topographical conditions of the land. The adaptation to the site, and to its conditions of access and environment, explain the solution adopted. Indeed, the land has a long boundary oriented to the north where Baix Llobregat Avenue is located. The main access is located at the south-west end of the plot, at the highest level, from where you can also access the ambulatory area. However, the main access to the consultations is independent and is located on the north façade, on Baix Llobregat Avenue, from which it can be accessed more easily by public transport. Also, with the idea of differentiating access according to functionality, the emergency access is located at the north-west end of the plot. This access is at the lowest level, one floor below the main access. Finally, access to the loading and unloading dock is on the east side. Architecturally, a compact building has been chosen, looking to solve the following concepts technically and functionally: 1. Specialisation of circulations The separate sanitary and public circulations are designed to avoid interference between one and the other. Hence the solution of placing all the healthcare areas in the basement -1, to avoid the appearance of beds on the access floor. The proposal for independent access to external consultations and the rest of outpatient services enables access to external visits or inpatients from two different accesses. The compositional clarity of the routes and the continuous relationship between the building's exterior and interior make it easier for the user to find their way around the hospital. 2. Hospitalisation units All the rooms of the inpatient units have been oriented to the south and to the new park, overlooking a quiet and wooded area, protecting these facades through a brise-soleil of red cedar wood boards from Canada. No hospitalisation unit is isolated from the others to enable the interrelationship of health personnel: hence the solution of four units on the first floor, three on the second and three on the third. 3. Area of external inquiries It differs from the hospital area itself in order to improve its functionality. Deeper recesses have been built to adapt to the different hourly operation and natural light has been enhanced through zenithal lighting, without the need for patios, thus achieving a compact building and reducing operating costs. 4. Built volume A balance has been sought between the desire to achieve an extensive building and the desire to preserve an important space as a garden area, while at the same time minimising the internal routes to make the operation of the hospital more rational. This compaction of the building and the fact that much of the construction is located below ground level, has been accompanied by the location of a series of patios that allow lighting of most of the building's spaces, looking for a discreet urban footprint despite the large built volume. 5. Sustainability The building normalises the concept of Sustainability as it is incorporated from the initial design, seeking to create a building capable of great energy savings. This is achieved both by the architectural design (building closed to the north and open to the south, controls of the external sun through the brise-soleils, and design of the façades) and by the installation of technical mechanisms such as photovoltaic panels and rainwater reuse systems.
  29. Torre-Roja Sports Centre

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Torre-Roja Sports Centre

    Within the project of a large sports complex in the Torre Roja park, composed of two covered swimming pools and a multi-sports court, two football fields and their equipment and changing rooms have been built as a first stage, which are delimited by a torrent and along the central avenue of access to the park. The project starts from a careful reading of the site. The services and changing rooms building is placed on a topographic step with the aim of minimising its volume. The project is determined by the duality between the powerful presence of the mountain on the north face and the attention that needs to be paid to the sports activity located on the south. This duality is resolved in a roof with an asymmetrical section that opens the building towards the views of the mountain and projects the visuals towards the football field through a compression of the section that ends in a wide porch. Enjoying the spaciousness of the mentioned section, the following are located on the ground floor: the access control, the bar, and administrative offices. Using a side ramp or internal stairs you can access the -1 floor, where we find the changing rooms, which achieve a pleasant warmth characterised by the abundance of natural light and the generous use of wood. The combination of zinc and deployeé make up the exterior image of the building.
  30. Can Xammar Offices

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Ioia Brullet Coll, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Can Xammar Offices

    Following the existing urban planning, it was a question of building a ground floor and two storey building, on a plot of land very close to the remains of the 16th-century wall of the town of Mataró. The project has been configured based on a response to the complexities of the site characterised by the presence of the wall, a violent topography and the position of the building as a lateral closure of Plaça de Can Xammar. Our volumetric proposal was based on two premises. The first was to make possible the maximum view of the remains of the wall from Plaça de Can Xammar. With this aim, we try not to build the entire surface of the plot on the ground floor, and at the same time we propose two large overhangs - on the sea and mountain side - that facilitate the views over the wall. The second premise was to follow the plot structure of the old town of Mataró by converting the given plot of irregular plan into a rectangular plot. The small size of the plot turned into an isolated piece within the urban structure, the need for the proposed volume to structure Plaça de Can Xammar, the design of a supporting structure capable of withstanding the two large overhangs and the desire for the building to take on an abstract image to separate itself conceptually from the figurative image of the wall, led to the formal and constructive definition of the new building.
  31. El Prat de Llobregat Cultural Centre

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    El Prat de Llobregat Cultural Centre

    The cultural centre of El Prat de Llobregat is located in Plaça Catalunya and contains a library, the historical archive of the municipality, and an event hall. The exterior volume of the cultural complex, covered with an elegant zinc skin, is configured as a rotund body only fragmented by the irruption of the assembly hall and a central void that works as an entrance courtyard. The interior of the building contrasts with the aggressiveness of the exterior; the spatial successions, the work in sections, the use of warm materials or the serenity that the overhead light brings, generate an interesting atmospheric experience that is particularly spectacular in the triple space that makes up the access to the library.
  32. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Elisabeth School

  33. Rehabilitation of Savassona Palace

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Mateu Barba Teixidor, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors, Eduard Montané Balagué

    Rehabilitation of Savassona Palace

    The refurbishment of the Savassona Palace, headquarters of the Ateneu Barcelonès, is a long-term project which has covered some of its most important stages: the refurbishment of the Jujol Library, the Canuda Library, the archive, the staircase, the recovery of the façades… these are small separate projects with a common desire to recover this 18th century building, where the original spaces (ceilings of the late Baroque painter Francesc Pla, el Vigatà) coexist with the modernist reforms of the architects Font-Gumà and Josep Maria Jujol. The building, in spite of its splendid past and being linked to an important cultural institution of civil society, did not escape the effects of Franco’s dictatorship, as evidenced by the three-storey lift it suffered in the late 1960s. Rehabilitation is this slow process of tidying this complex, as well as highlighting materials and trades of past interventions with a contemporary update of its operation.
  34. Hospital de Cerdanya

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, PINEARQ, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Hospital de Cerdanya

    L’Hospital de La Cerdanya es localitza al límit nord de Puigcerdà, en una zona en desenvolupament. Aquesta especial ubicació geogràfica ha permès que sigui possible aplicar un instrument legal especial, Agrupació Europea de Cooperació Territorial (AECT), que permet la gestió conjunta d’un centre hospitalari per als sistemes de salut pública dels estats veïns. El projecte també va ser recolzat activament pel Programa de Cooperació Territorial Espanya-França-Andorra (POCTEFA 2007-2013). L’àrea d’influència del nou hospital consta de 32.000 habitants, entre els tres països, amb una forta afluència de turistes. Aquesta edificació ha d’estructurar aquesta nova peça de ciutat a partir de la formalització dels carrers plantejats i d’una gran plaça arbrada. Per això, es projecta una volumetria contundent, un referent urbà: un trapezi de baixa alçada, amb una gran coberta inclinada cap a la plaça i una torre d’instal·lacions que equilibra l’horitzontalitat del projecte. Es seleccionen materials d’alta durabilitat i adequats a l’ambient de l’alta muntanya: cobertes de zinc, façanes de pedra i tancaments de fusta. S’utilitza el formigó vist com a element de tancament per garantir el bon funcionament de l’edifici a llarg dels anys.
  35. Sant Ildefons Library

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Mateu Barba Teixidor, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Sant Ildefons Library

    In an environment of high-rise residential buildings from the 1960s, the new equipment is located occupying interstices between a school and a new social housing building. The new library is thus a ground floor and basement building with little façade. With this limited plot, we propose large interior spaces illuminated from above and a landscaped roof filled with eighty large-format cylindrical skylights, which are the natural lighting of the building and one of the formal protagonists of the equipment. The central space of the library building is the general reading room. A bright, open space full of activity. A large room characterised by its natural lighting and by the visual relationship it establishes between the upper and lower levels of the building. Externally, a porch and a glazed façade allow you to read the two programs of the building, an assembly hall and the library. A double equipment and a point of reference for the neighbourhood life.
  36. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions de Rehabilitació, tant de Promoció Pública com Privada
    Rehabilitation of Savassona Palace

  37. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis d’Ús No Residencial de Promoció Pública
    El Prat de Llobregat Cultural Centre

  38. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis amb Ús No Residencial. Inclou Edificis de Nova Planta de Promoció Pública
    Sant Ildefons Library

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