The Valldoriolf home and Specialised Day Care Centre is built on a flat site measuring 2,700 m2 on a 5 ha property belonging to FVO.
At the main entrance there is a large entrance hall for multiple uses, including reception, technical service offices, meeting room, toilets, medical service and infirmary, pharmacy and areas intended for day care service or specialised activities: physiotherapy room, sensory stimulation room, multimedia room and the processing and beauty products workshop room (the last four lead into the garden).
Then there is the central corridor that running to the end of the building and separating the residents’ area from general services (machine room, maintenance workshop, staff room, laundry, kitchen and staff changing rooms).
The laundry and cleaning service is run by the Foundation’s Xavier Quincoces Special Work Centre and the catering service, subcontracted to the company RC Serveis, has a kitchen in the centre’s facilities. A team of two people with disabilities from the Special Work Centre are included in the kitchen staff. The menus are drawn up and revised each month by the centre’s nursing service.
The spaces devoted to everyday living consist of three units with the same distribution and composition: a corridor separates the bedrooms on the left from the bathrooms and living rooms on the right.
In Unit A is the sick bay bedroom with two beds used in cases when it is appropriate to provide additional medical or health care. It consists of six bedrooms with three beds and two single bedrooms.
Units B and C each consist of six bedrooms with three beds, one bedroom with two beds and two single bedrooms.
In most cases, the bedrooms house three people, always of the same gender. The wardrobes and beds are personalised so that the residents feel the bedrooms are their own. It also makes it easier for them to recognise the space.
Each unit consists of four rooms, a bathroom, a toilet and the residents’ bedrooms. All the living rooms overlook the garden outside.
Units A and B have a living area with television and video. At the end of the corridor is the office and the large dining room.