estudio fernandez vivancos + abalosllopis: can felic nursery estudio fernandez vivancos + abalosllopis: can felic nursery
jan 09, 2013

estudio fernandez vivancos + abalosllopis: can felic nursery

‘can felic nursery’ by estudio fernandez-vivancos + abalosllopis, benicàssim, spain
image © josé manuel cutillas
all images courtesy of estudio fernandez-vivancos



organized as a series of one-storey pavilions around a central exterior courtyard, the ‘can felic nursery’ by spanish practices estudio fernandez-vivancos
and abalosllopis creates an efficiently-functioning infant care center that is at the same time comfortable and suitable for education as well.
the composition of the project is akin to that of a family, with individual members that retain their own identities but work together to function as a whole.
each structure is a cast-in-place concrete shear wall system with a one-way slab roof construction that lets in light in the gaps between the beams.
two rooms are grouped around a service area that serves each function efficiently. the facades are marked by a series of variously-sized windows
and large panoramic frames that help shade the direct sunlight. rich natural wood is used for framing the different apertures throughout the design
and injects a contrasting palette to the otherwise hard interior. earth tones provide an inviting tranquil atmosphere while the bright yellow courtyard
colorfully juxtaposes the vibrant green of the surrounding trees and lawn that hide the nursery from its urban context.



facade made of various apertures and windows
image © josé manuel cutillas



green area surrounds the exterior of the buildings
image © josé manuel cutillas



entrance to the site
image © josé manuel cutillas



image © josé manuel cutillas



image © josé manuel cutillas



classroom and entrance corridor
image © josé manuel cutillas



open light-filled spaces from the deep roof beams
image © josé manuel cutillas



shared hallway
image © josé manuel cutillas



classroom door
image © josé manuel cutillas



image © josé manuel cutillas



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image © josé manuel cutillas



site plan and floor plan / level 0



structural plan









construction detail



conceptual diagram



facade render
image © estudio fernandez-vivancos



project info:



client: benicàssim town council
area: 2340 m2
architects: enrique fernández-vivancos . ana ábalos ramos . pablo llopis fernández
ct engineer: rafael duet redón . miguel monteagudo cuevas
st engineer: david gallardo llopis
sv engineer: valnu servicios de ingeniería
mural paintings: victoria scotti
contractor: piaf construcciones
photography: josé manuel cutillas

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