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  7. Building for 163 Dwellings / ADI Arquitectura

Building for 163 Dwellings / ADI Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 10 December, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Building for 163 Dwellings / ADI Arquitectura
Building for 163 Dwellings / ADI Arquitectura, © Mayte Piera
© Mayte Piera

© Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sagunto, Valencia, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Carlos Escura y Carlos Martín
  • Technical Architect

    Benjamín Caballer
  • Project Manager

    Pablo Moreno
  • Construction

    Ferrovial.
  • Site Manager

    Jesús Díaz
  • Engineering

    César Estañol.Ncc Ingenieros.
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Mayte Piera
© Mayte Piera
© Mayte Piera

Text description provided by the architects. A project for 163 dwellings and shops in the expansion area of Sagunto. The area has a low density and building heights are limited to 3 levels, except for two sites that make up the connection to the historical city center through a pedestrian bridge over Palencia river. The main problem we had to overcome was high density, and the large number of homes requested by the developer, which inevitably requires a perimeter large enough to allow natural light into every room.

© Mayte Piera
© Mayte Piera

As it was also important to supply a commercial area and design a large public area with a pool, we decided to create three blocks, one longitudinal to block off the north and the prevailing winds, and two partially elevated towers to have more relationship space. As a main material for enclosures we chose exposed brick in two colors, corresponding to different volumes, the lighter one in static areas and the darker one in the more dynamic areas.

© Mayte Piera
© Mayte Piera

As the housing program was quite varied; two, three and four bedroom apartments plus duplex homes, needing openings on a range of facades, we decided to group this variation in small areas, with terraces, where the variety of colors chosen is imposed on the range of the openings, creating a compensated puzzle in the view from afar. The reality of the whole complex as entrance building allowed this decision, unthinkable in another urban context.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Building for 163 Dwellings / ADI Arquitectura" [Edificio de 163 Viviendas / ADI Arquitectura] 10 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/456249/building-for-163-dwellings-adi-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884