Architects: BB Arquitectes
Location: Torrelles de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain
Authors: Antoni Barceló y Bàrbara Balanzó
Architects Collaborators: Luis Alegre, Lluís Lloveras
Architects: Daniel García, Francesc Trillo
Technical Architect: Lluís Miquel Bonastre
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Filippo Poli, Lourdes Jansana
Project Area: 7530.0 sqm
Structures: Crack Ingeniería Catalana
S.L., Facilities: Kalok Empresarial
Telecommunications Engineer: Rubén Gómez
The project is located on the outskirts of Torrelles de Llobregat, a rural area in the process of urbanization. Fragmenting and compacting the building in blocks reduces the impact of construction in the zone and resolves the relationship with the environment and topography.
In this type of public housing, the parallelepiped block has many eco-biological, rational and constructive advantages: it allows a low footprint on the territory; insertion into the landscape is achieved without volumetric or aesthetic violence; a reasonable depth (13.5 m), adequate sunlight and good ventilation.