Venue.- Association of Architects of Catalonia (COAC). Plaça Nova, 5 - 08002 Barcelona.
Date.- Thursday, October 27, 2011. 7,30 pm.
MBM ARQUITECTES DESIGNS THE “CASA DELS XUKLIS”, A SUSTAINABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER.
The Casa dels Xuklis is a sustainable accommodation for children with cancer designed by MBM Arquitectes (Josep Martorell, Oriol Bohigas, David Mackay, Oriol Capdevila and Francesc Gual). This project, driven by AFANOC and the Private Foundation of Children with Cancer, is located in Barcelona and will receive its first residents in October 2011.
This organization detected that there are families with children diagnosed with cancer who live too far away from the hospital, and have difficulty in finding adequate accommodation for the frequent visits that the various treatments require. At the same time, an optimal environment contributes in affected children caring.
The Casa dels Xuklis responds a new demand of health buildings and has two main parts: the apartments (where families live) and the public areas.
The twenty-five 30 m² apartments are grouped in four separate pavilions each facing a different way around the traditional Mediterranean patio tilted in plan to create social corners...read more