Kálida Sant Pau Centre

Kálida Sant Pau Centre

Architect
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Location
Barcelona, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Hospitals

Wellness Centres
Stories By
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

Roca

Kettal
© Paola Acevedo Fundacio Kalida
Product Spec Sheet

Kalida Sant Pau - Part of the Maggie's network in Barcelona

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT as Architects

When a person is diagnosed with a cancer, it can feel like a punch in the stomach. Often there are tough questions to face, uncertainty of what will happen in the future, difficult emotions to cope with from anxiety to loneliness and feelings of fragility, uneasiness and fear. Kálida will be there to help and support you, a warm and welcoming place that is a refuge from the stress of the Hospital offering a programme of evidence based support which strengthens physical and emotional well being.


Kálida Sant Pau Centre will be warm and welcoming, full of light and space with a mix of open areas and more private protected areas. The emphasis is on creating a homely, domestic environment in contrast to the clinical hospital building. The architect, who supported her husband Enric Miralles through his brain tumour diagnosis and treatment clearly is well placed to understand the curative value of well-designed buildings.


The design is of a garden pavilion in which the boundaries between interior and exterior space are blurred. Kálida will be on a site positioned between Hospital Sant Pau and the modernist a Heritage site. The 400m2 building is arranged on two levels with an extensive garden area. The lower floor will be an open and flexible space, conceived as a sequence of gardens and patios. The kitchen area is the welcoming heart of the building, in addition there is a library and a large multipurpose room. From the Oncology Department of the Hospital, there will be a paved area leading to the main entrance of Kálida.


The key stakeholders in the project are Fundació Nous Cims, the Fundació Privada Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau with the collaboration of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and Maggie’s. Kálida Sant Pau is part of Maggie’s global network of centres, Maggie’s being the inspiration behind the project, and Kálida has adapted this concept to the local Catalan environment.

Fundación Kàlida

Roca as Bathrooms

As it is integrated into the hospital’s historic compound as an independent building, Roca wanted its collaboration with Kàlida to combine design and functionality both in bathroom spaces and kitchen area, available for families who come looking for a place to find psychosocial support. Thus, along with the modern Rock-Art tiles, the Sofia basins, the compact Meridian WC or the Lanta and Targa faucets for bath and kitchen, respectively, practical accessories such as the Luna mirror, the Nuova towel rail or the Hotel’s range for public spaces coexist in this project. In addition to this we find the Access footrests and grab rails, an essential safety assurance in spaces for people with reduced mobility.


Why they trusted Roca

Following the essence of the original modernist project, Kàlida needed to respond to all needs with user-friendly solutions that combined beauty and accessibility. Not only did Roca provide all spaces with efficient, safe and comfortable designs, it also contributed with kitchen solutions in a project that is proof of the company’s commitment to society.

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Product used in this project

Fundacion Kálida

Kettal as Furniture

Kálida Sant Pau Centre will be warm and welcoming, full of light and space with a mix of open areas and more private protected areas. The emphasis is on creating a homely, domestic environment in contrast to the clinical hospital building. The architect, who supported her husband Enric Miralles through his brain tumour diagnosis and treatment clearly is well placed to understand the curative value of well-designed buildings.

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