The vision proposal for the Sports and Health-Education Center presents an integrated model of health education that seeks to create synergies between the sports, health, and education initiatives of the project.
The Project is located in Cardona, Spain, a former salt-mining town of 5,000 inhabitants one hour Northwest of Barcelona. VAMOS has been involved in the project since its inception, helping to conceive of, frame, clarify and visualize the goals of the project and team. We are working with the mayor and different sectors of the municipal government, a private science foundation, and a development team. Up to this point in the project, our office has operated outside of the traditional boundaries of architects or urban planners, instead working more as developers and our fluid role continues to evolve.
It has been well-established in the scientific community that the most effective strategy to tackle the global epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease is at the local scale and using an approach that addresses medical, policy, physical, social, and behavioral issues that are at the core of combating the Disease . In this way, this project is a small scale model with global relevance. At the same time, the concept is at once an economic development project with health at its core.