THE SOCIAL CHARITY INSTITUTION PADRE RUBINOS
Amancio Ortega Foundation
The social charity institution, Padre Rubinos, was born in La Coruna nearly a century ago with a dedication to give shelter and asylum to the needy. Later it has continued growing and expanding its scope to nursery schools and the elderly.
We now present its new headquarters born in a quiet way of understanding architecture. The construction is conceived as a shelter for the life that transcends in it, a serene space, unpretentious and to endure.
The use of horizontal lines arises from the search for peace and relaxation creating a sequence of measured and ordered spaces.
It is an architectural space that revolves around those individuals in need, the academic composition of the facade and featuring a portico at the entrance that surrounds and defines a square, open to the city. We reassume the concept of cloister attuned to the religious character and social work of the institution.
The idea of a patio is repeated throughout the architectural complex as focal point of the different spaces seeking to strengthen the clarity, light and visual continuity between interior and exterior.