Antonio Mingote Center for the Elderly/

Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

Mariluz Sánchez


Project Details



Madrid / Spain



Year (Design/Construction):

2019 / 2020

Area (Net/Gross):

4.250 m2 / 5.334 m2
Operational Carbon emissions

Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:

Embodied Carbon emissions

Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:

  • Retention of existing brick and trussing
  • Provides vitally needed communal space which will ensure it’s future use.
  • Suspended ceilings are omitted and services are shown in some locations to reduce the total embodied carbon

The objective of this project is to revamp an unoccupied wing of a building that was constructed in the early 1900s as a shelter for orphaned children. The project involves renovating this space as well as an adjacent empty space that was created over time due to the division of a large inner courtyard. A new structure is proposed to be constructed in a part of this void that complements and communicates with the existing building while providing spaces for outdoor activities such as petanque, terraces and an orchard. These spaces respond to the requirement for communal spaces which are in high demand in densely populated neighbourhoods such as this.

Both the old and new buildings will accommodate a range of facilities such as a cafeteria, gym, reading rooms, auditorium, hairdresser, chiropody, multipurpose rooms, workshops, etc. to serve the needs of users. The program is designed to promote seamless interaction between the old and new structures.

As for the materials, the existing building’s original features such as bricks and metal trusses will be left exposed to highlight its historical significance. The new building will incorporate warm and comfortable materials to enhance its functionality and aesthetics.


Client / Promoter

Ayuntamiento de Madrid. Área de Gobierno de Obras y Equipamiento.

Dirección General de Arquitectura y Conservación del Patrimonio


Mariluz Sánchez Moral + padilla nicás arquitectos

Quantity Surveyor in Project and Work

Gema Campillo Baños


Bernabéu Ingenieros


Energy Systems

Other collaborators

Alicia Peña, Julio Olóriz, Patricia Gutiérrez

Measurements and Budget

Dirección General de Arquitectura y Conservación del Patrimonio


Ferrovial Agromán


Mariela Apollonio




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