estudio fernandez vivancos + abalosllopis: can felic nursery
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, spainimage © josé manuel cutillasall 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-vivancosand 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 windowsimage © josé manuel cutillas



green area surrounds the exterior of the buildingsimage © josé manuel cutillas



entrance to the siteimage © josé manuel cutillas

entranceimage © josé manuel cutillas

image © josé manuel cutillas

classroom and entrance corridorimage © josé manuel cutillas

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

shared hallwayimage © josé manuel cutillas

classroom doorimage © josé manuel cutillas

bathroomimage © josé manuel cutillas

image © josé manuel cutillas

image © josé manuel cutillas

site plan and floor plan / level 0

structural plan



construction detail

conceptual diagram

facade renderimage © estudio fernandez-vivancos



project info:



client: benicàssim town councilarea: 2340 m2architects: enrique fernández-vivancos . ana ábalos ramos . pablo llopis fernándezct engineer: rafael duet redón . miguel monteagudo cuevasst engineer: david gallardo llopissv engineer: valnu servicios de ingenieríamural paintings: victoria scotticontractor: piaf construccionesphotography: josé manuel cutillas

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