SANT FELIU COMPLEX
Situation: Sant Feliu de Llobregat
Situation: 3 Països Catalans st
Floor area: 10.000sqm
Nº dwellings: 51
Architect: Eduard Gascón
Associated architect: Lupe Álvarez
Quantity surveyor: Vicenç Galiana
Team: Elies Rull, Josep Castillo, Gilberto Pérez
Structural engineering: COTCA SA
Facilities engineering: BT1
Constructor: Sacyr SA
Photo: Adriá Goula
This 13-storey tower completes the execution of Construction Unit U.E.1 from the Balmes/Gerenal Manso Urban Development Plan and becomes a singular episode in the access to the city of Sant Feliu de Llobregat, arriving from the old Madrid-France road (N-340). Located in a privileged position, in front of the Torreblanca Park and oriented at noon, the tower presents proportions in which the vertical dimension inherent to its height – around 45 m. – is appreciably nuanced by the dimensions of its floor plant: the major side – 32 m. width – draws a main elevation that tends to a squared shape.
Therefore, one of the first objectives of the project is to assemble the formal mechanisms that, as result of the floor plan and section development, emphasize the slenderness of the building, understanding this characteristic as a favorable condition to the perception of the tower as a singular piece in the city access.