TRINITAT VELLA SOCIAL HOUSING
Status: In Progress
Situation: Unity 3 of Trinitat Vella’s MPGM
Floor Area: 8.886,0 sqm
Architect: Eduard Gascón
Associate Architect: Lupe Álvarez
Team:Josep Castillo, Elies Rull
Structure engineer: Bis Arquitectes
Facilities Engineer: –
This project for the Unity 3 of Trinitat Vella’s MPGM is yet another proof of the capacity of residential construction to solve an urban piece subject to demanding conditions of departure. The strong height differences caused by the slopes of the perimeter streets, defining a built front to the main sector’s public space (square) and proposing worthy, warm and spacious homes that enjoy the best views and possible orientation, are clear examples of it. The large margin of maneuver that the urban planning offers has opened a range of possibilities that affect all the scales and dimensions of the project. This means: from the very idea of home, through the system of aggregation and the interior community space to the definition of an articulated volume that tries to attend to the relationship of the building with the nearest urban environment.
Thus, the form of the building is generated from a floor plan and a section organized in three strips parallel to the façade. The minors of them are alternatively, and depending on the orientation, either the linear areas of access or the terraces / patios that establish the relation of the houses with the exterior at the same time that they offer the most representative image of the complex. Meanwhile, the ramp that crosses the block interior gives a dynamic variation of the angle of vision that breaks the image of the traditional perspective and replaces it with a composition of overlapping planes. The route through the ramp produces constant alterations in depth, distance and height.
Competition for a social housing building promotion at Trinitat Vella