154 Rental Social Housing and Public Building for the Barcelona Municipal Housing / ONL Arquitectura

  • 05 Dec 2012
  • Housing Selected Works
© Gianluca Giaccone

Architects: ONL Arquitectura - Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
Location: ,
Collaborators: Llorenç Vallribera, Sílvia Ocaña, Martin Álvarez, Leonardo Fernández, Gianluca Giaccone
Installations: FONT I ARMENGOL S.A.
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Budget: € 11,347,427
Promotor: Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge de Barcelona
Area: 18,790 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Gianluca Giaccone

© Gianluca Giaccone

Five projects for a collection of public use buildings: 154 rental dwellings for young people and senior citizens; a nursery; a community centre; and two underground storeys for rental parking lots.

© Gianluca Giaccone

The scheme is organised into two distinct buildings separated by a courtyard located in the most prominent position: the chamfered corner of the two main streets. By locating the courtyard on the corner– the areas in the Cerdà Eixample grid which permit the best frontal views – we create a focal point through which the interior square is revealed through an exciting use of space. The 6 floors of the two buildings come together in perilous proximity, reaching over the courtyard to open up the ground floor and enable panoramic views from the surrounding streets.


We have incorporated building techniques into the exterior design which create interplay of light and shade through the careful arrangement of spaces.


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Cite: "154 Rental Social Housing and Public Building for the Barcelona Municipal Housing / ONL Arquitectura" 05 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=299690>
  • http://www.renderingofarchitecture.com Raul Alfaro

    Buen proyecto residencial. El juego de volumenes y la disposición dentro de la parcela es más que correcto. Las fachadas muestran un buen trabajo con la contraposición de los frentes abiertos con lamas en los testeros y las fachadas contiguas con oberturas más domésticas y ordenadas. Un buen proyecto de viviendas en un momento de gran dificultad para la profesión, sobretodo en el sector privado y donde las pocas oportunidades en el público se deben aprovechar como en este caso.

    MOLT BONA FEINA. Felicitats desde Barcelona.