NUA Arquitectures (Maria Rius, Arnau Tiñena, Ferran Tiñena)
Càritas Diocesana i Parròquia de Santa Tecla de Campclar
Campclar’s service for food distribution had become paralyzed for lack of space: the neighborhood has a large immigrant population, and the centre distributes food without asking requesters’ religion. A new building was therefore needed, and it was built next to the parish church to serve over two hundred families—and it needed to be built over a few weeks by unskilled volunteers.
With its shape, the work, built using artisanal methods and located next to a big industrial park, unifies the double discourse of industrial aesthetics and traditional finish to participate in the neighborhood’s morphology. Its commitment to integration is applied to its indoor and outdoor circuits: providers’ travel through lengthwise and beneficiaries crosswise. The building is designed to dignify to the everyday life of a marginal neighborhood.