CRAM Foundation is an organization dedicated to the protection of the environment and the species that inhabit it. Its main activity is the clinic and rescue of endangered marine species which vary the Catalan coast, for a later reintroduction to the wild. The Foundation also carries out different lines of work in conservation investigation and education, all accompanied by social awareness campaigns on the state of the marine environment and its problems.
The new facilities CRAM Foundation are located in the old golf course in Prat de Llobregat Area Equipment Coastal Corridor Action with an area of approximately 20.000m2.The new measure is among the House Ricarda by Antonio Bonet Castellana to the north and the Club de Golf de José António Coderch and Robert Terradas Via the south, a few meters of new buildings.
Among such illustrious neighbors the project is positioned from a position of respect both to existing buildings, as to the magnificent site which is allied to merge into one indissoluble unity.A center without references, a pioneer in Europe, incorporating the knowledge of CRAM to get a facility that can effectively develop the three basic guidelines of the foundation: on the one hand the clinic and rescue of marine protected species which vary in coast for reintroduction on the other hand, the tasks of conservation, research and training and finally the social awareness campaigns on the state of the marine environment and its problems.
The project seeks to balance the clinical program of research and public program with minimum possible means to ensure that the conditions of the activity become the key factors in defining the architectural features and volume of the whole .This decision to pursue an architecture that seeks the midpoint between functional status and its representative status as a public building.Each of the three buildings that make up the complex, as expressed in the activity develops.The building clinical recovery appears to us as a building open to the landscape, permeable in the north-south and sealed in the east-west.
Permeable green corridor parallel to the sea with its two shelters that do not just rely on the tight field and bustle of the beach in summer. Open to the views exchanged between the users and visitors without their paths will cross. The rest of the building is sinking into the ground in a surgical operation to finish surveying part of it.
The administration building recovers the old nursery to accommodate the schedule of administration and outreach and awareness.The postmortem studies building appears to us as a compact volume and stored in heat sealed the activity that takes place inside. Just across the solid door in the hall, offers us a window view of the interior of the room where autopsies are performed marine animals to find the cause of death and thus prevent them in the future.
A room with lighting from the skylight overhead run tangent to the walls gives the space of a constant light and diffuse..