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55 Social Dwellings in Can Jordana / Conxita Balcells

  • 01:00 - 25 June, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
55 Social Dwellings in Can Jordana / Conxita Balcells
55 Social Dwellings in Can Jordana / Conxita Balcells, © Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

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  • Architects

    Conxita Balcells Blesa
  • Location

    Carrer Riera d'en Font, 60, 08391 Tiana, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    8149.0 m2
  • Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Marcela Grassi
  • Collaborators

    Maria Manrique - Daniel Malo - Ana Lete - Gisela Planas - Camila Acosta
  • Structures

    Bernúz - Fernández
  • Facilities

    Joan González Gou
  • Technical Architect

    Lluís roig
  • Construction Company

    Dragados
  • Budget

    4.819.429,89 €
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© Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

Here we present a new project of the Catalan office Conxita Balcells, an architect who belongs to the collective Plataforma 8E, presented in Chile as part of the XVII Architecture Biennial in Santiago.

The project, located in the area of Can Jordana, east of the urban core of the municipality of Tiana, Barcelona, is the realization of a social housing project of two buildings, with a total of 55 dwellings and 73 parking spaces.

© Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

The proposal responds to the double block typology, with a central access corridor to the dwellings. This common space includes a series of courtyards, which allow lighting and ventilation for the hallway, as well as cross ventilation for the dwellings.

The buildings adapt to the topography, resulting in the terraced volumes of the project.

© Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

Each building has two entrances, one on the parking level with a lobby towards the Riera d’en Font street, and the other on the upper level. Both buildings have two vertical cores.

The proposal seeks to ensure that most homes have the best possible orientation, while at the same time trying to free up as much space of the plot as possible to gain a green area for the use of residents.

© Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

Both buildings are oriented to the north on their smallest side, and the main facades are oriented to the east.

The 55 dwellings have the main room facing east, so the mandatory minimum aperture is guaranteed, with direct sunlight facing south-west.

© Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

All openings have sun protection elements. Blinds are placed in all rooms and living rooms in different orientations.

The perimeter enclosures of the plots are proposed with the facade treatment.

© Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

The garden area next to the dwellings on the ground floor will have a maximum of 30% of its total built surface. The rest of the garden areas will be public and will be maintained by the municipality.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "55 Social Dwellings in Can Jordana / Conxita Balcells" [55 Viviendas Sociales en Can Jordana / Conxita Balcells] 25 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/389435/55-social-dwellings-in-can-jordana-conxita-balcells/>