Collage Building / Rahola Vidal

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Architects: Rahola Vidal
Location: Barcelona,
Architect In Charge: Víctor Rahola Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás
Area: 6,980 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: José Hevia

Collaborators: BOMAINPASA, PGI engineering, Mario Barredo, Peret, Josep Mª Tremoleda
Client: ProEixample
Budget: 8,252,000 €
Cost: 1182 €/m2

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The Collage Building is an architectural building of proximity, connected with the urban landscape and the social necessities of Barcelona.

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The project works as a vertical city organized by horizontal layers, each one related with the others through perforations and voids. The building groups different facilities: a nursery, a young centre, a library, a community centre and an auditorium.

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These five programs need a close relation with the outside but they have to share the same ground floor. This becomes a social place, permeable and active which connects the surrounding city with the building and the public garden in the block interior.

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The result is a collage of different parts, a sequential promenade of urban episodes.


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Cite: "Collage Building / Rahola Vidal" 25 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Sep 2014. <>

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