LocationPasseig Calvell, 45, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Architects in ChargeBet Cantallops, Pere Ortega , Lluís Cantallops, Juan Domingo
BuilderContratas y Obras SA
Text description provided by the architects. The Triton Building contains housing, shops and parking. It is located in a privileged place where the old urban grid of Poble Nou meets the new Barcelona, in front of the sea. To respond to this particular location, the building has two faces: a calm, regular and ordered ceramic façade to the city and a bright, metallic, vibrant and vertically composed façade to the sea.
The building plan has four parts, connected by stairways. Three of them have eight floors and are placed perpendicularly to the fourth one. The last builds the front across Carrer Perelló, and has five floors, as the buildings of Poble Nou at the other side of the street. The Perelló façade is made of small, dark ceramic tiles and has a porch in the ground floor offering shelter to pedestrians. The windows follow a strict and patterned rhythm.
In the three parts facing the sea, the façade takes a dynamic shape through an aluminum skin of different tones decomposing the strict rhythm of the windows and introducing new emerging volumes. The ground floor mimics the public space by its stony character. The roof, accessible from the four buildings is a fifth façade and it is equipped with an aromatic garden and two swimming pools.
The E shape is open to the coast in a way that allows views to the sea and to the park from almost all the apartments.
The spaces between buildings are open courtyards and give continuity inside the whole to the urban fabric. They allow the passage from the historical center of Poble Nou to the beach.