Situation: Hospitalet de Llobregat
Situation: Europa Sq
Floor Area: 17.000 sqm2
Number of dwellings: 128
Architect: Eduard Gascón and Jordi Roig
Quantity Surveyor: Vicenç Galiana
Team: Inés Rivaya, Josep Castillo, Norberto Díaz
Structure Engineer: BOMA
Facilities Engineer: PGI Ingeniería
Facades: Xavier Ferrés, architect
All the ideas contained in this project respond to the same common denominator: make the most of the condition of the tower as an isolated, tall and slender construction, oriented to the four winds and located in a privileged position, at the end of the diagonal drawn by Plaza Europa at its intersection with Gran Vía.
The shape of the plant, normatively contained in a square of 27 meters of side, narrows down the problem. The square figure, characteristic of the constructions in height, seems to lead the project towards a solution of central plan, a geometric construction derived from the circle where the different elements are arranged according to a radial organization that tends to emphasize the continuity and the unitary character of the whole. Thus, the resulting plant arises from the layout of the two main diagonals whose materialization plays a leading role both in its general organization and in the final image of the tower.
La Plaça Europa, Ramón Roger. L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
INDE. Informació i Debat. COAC Abril, Barcelona