Burgos & Garrido Associated Architects

31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró

31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró 

Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje + Burgos & Garrido arquitectos

31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula

MANUFACTURERS
Chova, Cortizo, Dierre, Grupo Puma, Knauf, Mossaics Capdevila, Penelex, Peli Parquet, Roca, Sagelux, Ursa

PROJECT DIRECTOR
Iñaki Alday, Margarita Jover, Jesús Arcos, Francisco Mesonero, Franciso Burgos, Ginés Garrido

EXECUTION CONTROL
Bac3

CONTRACTORS
Roig Construccions

ENGINEERING
Avant Enginyers Consultors

TEAM LEADERS
Claudia Sanllehy

ARCHITECT TEAM
Andrea Bardón, Jorge Oettel

BUDGET
Benedicto Gp

PHOTOGRAPHS
Adrià Goula, Stupendastic

AREA
3566 M²

LOCATION
Barcelona, Spain

YEAR
2023

CATEGORY
Apartments

31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula

In the neighborhood of Torre Baró in Barcelona, at the lower part of the Collserola mountain range allowing the geographical exit from the north of the city, two very different urban fabrics converge as a result of the intersection between landscape and infrastructure.

On one hand, a suburban area with largely "self-constructed" houses that climb the slope, seeking places with gentler topography and allowing the continuity of nature through their interstices.

31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula

On the other hand, a new urban fabric consisting of mostly affordable housing blocks and facilities that, in contact with the city's exit routes, penetrate the neighborhood by taking advantage of the more accessible paths built over small watercourses.

Despite sharing usage with this latter fabric, the building leverages its intermediate scale and the topographic characteristics of the plot to position itself between both.

As an almost perfect cube, it fronts the main avenue with a ground floor plus five stories and only three stories on the lesser street.

31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula

Additionally, the volume opens on this side to allow the southern sun into the courtyard - and through it to the only dwelling purely oriented to the north - dividing the length of the facade.

On either side, low vegetation on a slope with preserved specimens and new ones evokes the agricultural past of the plot.

The stepped courtyard is a product of removing material from the volume and connects both streets through a porch and the gap to the south.

31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula

The program of 31 affordable rental housing units and commercial space is organized around it, serving as stairs to the second floor and, therefore, a necessary route and meeting place for users.

With a presence and educational paths, it materializes with honest finishes and vernacular openings protected with reinterpreted Mallorcan blinds, without sacrificing quality but in line with the tight budget required for affordable housing.

31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula

For the same reason, the project aspires to the highest energy efficiency rating through passive systems and community installations of maximum efficiency, exempting it from building parking and reducing the living costs for tenants.



31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Stupendastic
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Stupendastic


31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula
31 Social Housing Units in Torre Baró
© Adrià Goula


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Burgos & Garrido Associated Architects
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Burgos & Garrido Associated Architects
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