Social Housing 1737 / HARQUITECTES
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The volumetric group of this mission encourages the organic and leisure continuity between the Serra de les Ferreres zone and the Llobregat Agricultural Park in Gavà, Catalonia, complementing the longitudinal circulation with new transversal hyperlinks that facilitate entry to the block. Opening the inside corners of the complicated prevents doubtlessly insecure useless zones, whereas the staggered buildings adapt to the pure slope of the plot.
The whole car parking zone is positioned within the projection of the constructing to foster a landscaped backyard with leafy bushes. Solely the paths resulting in the steps obtain minimal paving; the remainder of the land is used as a drainage space to handle the water cycle and consolidate the expansion of native shrubs and almonds, carob, and olive bushes. Wooden and vegetation complement the materiality of the concrete outer partitions.
Because the plot gives good views and nice environment, an additive system generates the constructing and intensifies relations between the inhabited areas and their environs. All rooms face outward, towards the panorama. On the similar time, nonetheless, these rooms enclose a cloister-like central atrium the place the companies and circulations are concentrated, giving beneficiant pure gentle and cross air flow to all of the areas. The mission shapes 3 steady rings – terrace, program, and circulation – with the compact vertical communication cores positioned contained in the atrium to serve 4 dwellings per degree. This format yields 136 flats. The central atrium, a sheltered and barely tempered house, ventilates the stairwell, nuances the dwellings, and makes the residences extra snug.
Every residence is formed by a collection of equivalent non-hierarchical modules, every 10.6 m2, which can be utilized as a front room, kitchen, or bed room, with outward-facing transition areas surrounding every room. Alongside the outer wall, a steady 1.5-meter-wide balcony runs towards the atrium whereas an virtually symmetric hall house acts like a glazed porch and converts loos, cupboard space, or lounge room annexes. Designed as a denser plinth, the bottom ground doesn’t use the atrium immediately. Extra standard, compact typologies are employed to resolve the vestibules, following the identical spatial matrix.
A hybrid construction with screens and concrete slabs separates the dwellings, mixed with structural concrete slim pillars that let quick, environment friendly spans and characterize the house in every room.