What is this red building?

6 Feb

                          When you look at this building, what do you think it is?

I bet you will never be able to guess it! It´s actually a Spanish psychiatric centre, for youth. The differently pitched roofs are meant to reveal how much mental activity takes place in each room! The high pitches are for the common room, and the lower ceiling is for the bedroom.

The building is created by the Spanish architect José Javier Gallardo. This youth centre connects the old one thru an underground tunnel. 

Just by looking at the color I feel happy already! I would definitely not mind, just visiting the place…

Maggie ❤


10 Responses to “What is this red building?”

  1. Anthony Donnelly February 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Spanish archetects have such an eye for form and color. I think this is a great building… simple, yet striking. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  2. juneberrystar February 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Maggie Your blog is amazing. I’m pretty poor at the moment but I love looking at the houses on your blog. You should join bloglovin’. I started following your blog there instead of having emails come to my Google account which has a million different stuff come to it.


  3. cocomino February 6, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Interesting. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  4. Steven Tze February 7, 2012 at 3:28 am #

    Even the stenciling on the windows matches the architecture. It would be great to see what they could do with the space in the high parts of the building.

  5. Lucianus Mauricius February 7, 2012 at 6:14 am #

    You’re right, I’d had guessed it was such a building. It’s an amazing design, with great use of space and natural light. At the same time, I really love the idea of the spiked roofs in regards to brain’s interactions, amazing, thank you for sharing this, Luc

  6. michaelbanak February 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    that would guarantee to make me go crazy! great building though. not sure about the use 🙂

  7. adesignforwife February 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    what an amazing building – thanks for sharing!

  8. spike February 9, 2012 at 3:30 am #

    very interesting building, somehow reminds me of john hejduk.

  9. martincannings February 24, 2012 at 1:07 am #

    Love the idea of how the mental activity gives the building its shape/form! The bold simplicity of it is very striking, and is great to look at.

  10. niasunset February 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    What a beautiful building… exactly makes to visit there… The architects and the creative minds of this building are amazing, I admired now what they did. Thank you for sharing with us, it is so nice to learn what’s happening in art in the world… With my love, nia

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