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Architect NOGUÉ ONZAIN LÓPEZ ARQUITECTOS
Developer GISA
Location BARCELONA
Cost 13.503.000 €
Area 18.790 m2
Design 2008 – 2009
Construction 2009 – 2013

Description

Five projects for a collection of public use buildings: 154 rental dwellings for young people and senior citizens; a nursery; a community centre; and two underground storeys for rental parking lots.​

The scheme is organized into two distinct buildings separated by a courtyard located in the most prominent position: the chamfered corner of the two main streets. By locating the courtyard on the corner– the areas in the Cerdà Eixample grid which permit the best frontal views – we create a focal point through which the interior square is revealed through an exciting use of space. The 6 floors of the two buildings come together in perilous proximity, reaching over the courtyard to open up the ground floor and enable panoramic views from the surrounding streets.​
We have incorporated building techniques into the exterior design which create interplay of light and shade through the careful arrangement of spaces.​

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