Open centers (centros abiertos in Spanish) are diverse support spaces for children and adolescents facing various social deficiencies and issues. Providing personal attention and individual follow-up, these centers are specifically oriented towards areas including education, health, and social integration, as well as the encouragement of individual autonomy among the young people they serve — assisting in educational support for families and schools.
Photograph by Mahala Nuuk
Centro Abierto Pirineus, located in El Prat de Llobregat, organizes daily activities for various groups of children at risk of social exclusion, as well as for other groups in situations of social inequality. Being one of the most used rooms for meetings and other activities, we intervened in the dining room through a mural ↗ — realized collectively with the children served by the center alongside the artist Nuria Toll.
Having chosen a flock of birds as a symbol of diversity and union, an impersonal space was brought to life, filling it with color and meaning — positively transforming the experience and perception of the space for all those who use it daily.