SOCIAL RENTAL HOUSING
Obra Social, Fundación La Caixa
Situation: 193-195 Roger de Flor st
Floor Area: 5.510sqm2
Number of dwellings: 30
Architecs: Jordi Roig and Eduard Gascón
Quantity Surveyor: Vicenç Galiana
Team: Norberto Díaz, Bernat Riera, Josep Castillo
Structure Engineer: Crack S.L.
Facilities Engineer: PGI Engineering
Photos: José Hevia
This housing building becomes a perfect occasion to reflect and intervene in the Cerdà Eixample. It acts as a substitute to old and obsolete warehouses and becomes an entry to the block interior. In addition, it offers rear view to the Macaya House, work of Puig i Cadafalch. An interior emptying of the maximum constructible volume works both as a space where the staircase and elevator are located and, at the same time, as an atrium that becomes an environmental mediator, facilitating cross-ventilation.
The balconies and tribunes, as an extension of the apartment through incorporation, offer diverse spatial configurations that improve its interior quality. The dominance of the full over the void and the combination of the balcony-tribune, solve the new expression of the façade to the street. In the block interior, the glass tribune is replaced by a latticework that is inspired in the classic interior galleries.