CRAM Foundation

Everyone loves animals and it’s great to know that they can receive the best care in such beautiful places. CRAM Foundation is an organization for the rehabilitation and conservation of marine animals in El Prat de Llobregat, Catalonia.

Built in 2010 by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura, a Spanish/German studio based in Barcelona, it is located in the old golf course of the Catalan town in an area of 18,000 square meters and develops the three basic guidelines of the foundation.

It includes a recovery clinic, an administration building, a space for postmortem studies and several pools and tanks needed for the treatment of the specimens arriving at the center, and their reintroduction into the sea in the shortest time possible.

The project seeks to balance the clinical program of research and public program with minimum possible means to ensure that the conditions of the activity become the key factors in defining the architectural features and volume as a whole.

A beautiful place close to the sea, amazing buildings and above all, great work.