317 Social Housing Units
Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017.
Given the uniqueness of the initiative designed to provide subsidised housing based on an attitude that is contemporary and sensitive to current social trends, a comprehensive strategy has been adopted based on an interpretation of the PLACE and typological research based on improving living conditions and processes in order to give rise to quality housing that is sustainable and adapted to the various considerations that influence the construction of the architectural concept.
“Then she began looking about, and noticed that what could be seen from the old room was quite common and uninteresting, but that all the rest was as different as possible”. Lewis Carroll.
We understand the place as being an accumulator of situations, elements or events that are built as a single concept based on a broad and complex vision that establishes guidelines for recognition that go beyond the strictly visual or physical values. The place we envisage has wind, light, malleable spaces, the future memory of the inhabitants, in addition to certain property development patterns that are already established.
Based on this interpretation, an intervention is proposed that is tailored to the circumstances pertaining to the place and attempts to integrate itself as an abstract element superimposed by means of a geometric pattern that governs the entire operation. This framework allows us to streamline all the factors pertaining to the project in order to propose an overall approach that is unitary both in terms of construction and urban design.
We bring into play a range of parameters aimed at creating an independent fragment of a city that reconstructs perceptive essences associated with an understanding of the place itself. Empty spaces, squares, streets, vantage points and courtyards are configured as basic elements in order to define our new "neighbourhood."
In this way the project aims for a broad understanding of the place under development in order to establish certain patterns of landscape support and of relationship with the city, the landscape and memory; to establish finally a rational and contemporary picture of mixed uses (residential and commercial)on that support, whose scale is the key to establishing the aforementioned relationships.
- Author/Architect: Antonio G. Liñán (SV60 Arquitectos)
- Proyecto: Luis E. Villar, Víctor Silveira, Esteban Valencia, Mª Luz Villar, Daniel Montes, Jose G. Mora, Sara Speranza
- Dirección de Obra: Antonio Glez Cordón, Luis E. Villar
- Arquitecto Técnico: Manuel López Ruíz-Ingeniería
- Estructuras: Edartec
- Consultores - Fernando Medina
- Ingeniería Instalaciones: JG Ingenieros
- Residential: 32.742 sqm
- Commercial premises: 2.472 sqm
- Parking: 10.111 sqm
- Competition: 2007
- Project: 2008/10
- Construction: 2012-2015