A Happy Synthesis: Renovation and Expansion of the Psychiatric Centre in Pamplona
Client: Servicio Navarro de Salud - Osasunbidea
Architect: VAILLO + IRIGARAY ARCHITECTS + GALAR + VÉLAZ (Antonio Vaillo, Juan-Luis Irigaray, Daniel Galar and Josecho Vélaz)
Location: Pamplona (ES)
Vaillo+Irigaray have left untouched the typical 19th-century organization of the clinic into individual pavilions. Only the hitherto neglected spaces between the pavilion buildings have been upgraded. The connection between patients and the surrounding landscape will be maintained. The aim of this project is to reinforce the “therapeutic spirit” of the psychiatric clinic. In a certain sense, the new buildings will serve as prosthetic limbs between the new buildings so that the entire structure will be able to fulfil new requirements in the future.