How to design a building that stands out yet melds seamlessly with its context? This was precisely the challenge Zaragoza firm Pemán y Franco Arquitectos faced in creating the Illueca Health Centre. Located in a developing area of the once-tiny Spanish town, the primary care facility sits on an almost 1,400-square-metre plot of land and will service 11 nearby communities. “Until a few years ago, Illueca was an agricultural town. Its industrialization began with manufacturing footwear, which became the economic engine of the area,” explains co-founder and architect Luis Franco Lahoz. “As the town grew, it needed to absorb the increase in population that industrial development would bring.”

Illueca Health Centre

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