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University Housing, Gandía / Guallart Architects

  • 01:00 - 1 May, 2012
University Housing, Gandía / Guallart Architects
University Housing, Gandía / Guallart Architects

University Housing, Gandía / Guallart Architects University Housing, Gandía / Guallart Architects University Housing, Gandía / Guallart Architects University Housing, Gandía / Guallart Architects +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gandía, Valencia, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Vicente Guallart, María Díaz
  • Collaborators

    Andrea Imaz, Daniela Frogheri, Fernando Meneses, Ricardo Guerreiro, Lina Savickaité, Rasa Mizaraité, Katarzyna Klimek
  • 3D Images

    Asaduzzaman Rassel, Néstor David Palma
  • Client

    Visoren Renta
  • Area

    12074.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

From the architect. This project was developed in Gandia, a town with a population of 75,000 to the south of Valencia. The aim was to develop a hybrid project that would function essentially as a student residence while meeting the requirements of social housing, with the corresponding standards and characteristics.

The proposed programme includes 102 apartments for young people, 40 apartments for senior citizens, and a civic and social centre for the town council. The most interesting question from a programmatic point of view is the provision of shared spaces in the apartments for young people, which is in effect a new version from the traditional residence for young people.

In Spain the national Housing Plan clearly establishes that apartments can be built with an area of between 30 and 45 m2, with up to 20% of shared space, but does not specify where or how this should be located.

The fact is that the idea of sharing spaces is fully compatible with the goals of social and environmental sustainability, grounded as it is on the principle of ‘doing more with less’: that is, offering people more resources through the mechanism of sharing.

Recent analyses have identified a minimum of thirteen basic functions related to the fact of dwelling. Some of these are clearly private (sleeping, bathing, etc), while others can have a semi-public or shared nature: eating, relaxing, digital working, washing clothes, etc.

These resources can be shared within a single dwelling, between two dwellings, between individuals on the same floor or two adjoining floors, on the scale of a whole building or between different buildings in the same neighbourhood.

The key, then, is to choose the scale at which we want to share resources so as to create a particular model of habitability or another. If we construct 102 apartments of 45 m2 each, which may share 20% of their floor area, we can have up to 918 m2 of shared space. This could be in the form of 51 shared spaces of 18 m2 (each apartment in a pair contributing 9 m2), or a single space of 918 m2.

Our proposal puts forward an interesting and innovative model with which to define three scales of habitability:

A first, individual scale of 36 m2, comprising the kitchen, bathroom and rest area in a loft-style apartment.

A second, intermediate scale of 108, 72, 36, 24 and 12 m2, shared by 18, 12, 6, 4 or 2 people, on every second floor. This comprises a spacious living area and contact and work areas.

A third and larger scale of 306 m2, shared by all 102 people and located on the ground floor, which will include a lounge, a laundry, Internet access and a library.

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Who Dat Consulting · May 05, 2012

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Lao Y · May 04, 2012

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life in wonderland · May 03, 2012

Nice but a little too much red“@ArchDaily: My dorm nowhere near as cool as this: http://t.co/24RT4Ew5 More pics/info @ http://t.co/EiZAzJpp”

Ifeanyi Oraelosi · May 03, 2012

My dorm was nowhere near as cool as this one: http://t.co/6APUMN3M More pics/info @ http://t.co/KUnux89m

Jojo · May 03, 2012

Any comment about the space? About the lay-outs? or you can only see the red color?

Mike Bond · May 03, 2012 07:46 PM

Yes, because it overwhelms everything! Just look at those murderous facades. :)
And, btw, layouts are quite typical in my opinion.

remko · May 03, 2012

some people live making copy paste of Holland architecure.... This is a very good example !
( Erik van Egeraat )

I Garrido Villalobos · May 03, 2012

University Housing in Gandía by Guallart Architects:offering people more resources through the mechanism of sharing
http://t.co/WGQmR0NC

Herman Miller EDU · May 03, 2012

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Bryanna Bruns · May 03, 2012

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Nicholas Patten · May 03, 2012

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Sevostyanova Yelena · May 02, 2012

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FAD · May 02, 2012

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Pixel Ketchup · May 02, 2012

Timmy, did you break the giant bottle of pixellated ketchup again!?

or:

The architectural equivalent of Carrie's prom night

or:

The Ghostbusters pink slime oozing from the NY public library scene, as modeled in Lego

These could go on forever....

Shed in blood... · May 02, 2012

read my name...

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Potter&Wilson · May 02, 2012

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Lao Y · May 02, 2012

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Andrew Diehl · May 02, 2012

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Konrad Hamala · May 02, 2012

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?Charlotte Chung · May 02, 2012

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Mike Bond · May 01, 2012

MURDER! MURDER!

Kenny Huang · May 01, 2012

somebody give it a band-aid

rodrigo · May 01, 2012

there will be blood..

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