37_R+B ARQTS 1 | Social housing



Project title: Social housing building with 42 dwelling units in Av. Vallcarca / Rep. Argentina, Barcelona

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The project has been submitted by:

Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge de Barcelona



City: Barcelona


Av. Vallcarca 104


Designer or design team architects:

José Miguel Roldán and Mercè Berengué, Roldán + Berengué, arqts.


Plot Area: 1050,18 m2

Gross Area: 7036 m2

Of which residential: 71,08%
Public/communal areas: 18,83%
Facilities for the public: -%
Business/trade: 11,09%
Offices: -%

Number of residential units: 42
Typology of users: families
Total building costs Euros: 4.398.373,78  M€
Building Cost = Total Bulding Cost / Gross Area:  625,12 €/mq
Floor area ratio = Gross Area / Plot Area: 6,70 mq
Work started on date: 02/2006
Work completion date: 11/2008


Promoter: Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge de Barcelona
Owner: Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge de Barcelona
Allotment rule:
Reduction cost percentage compared to the market value:

– assignement: – %
– rent: – %

Description of the project: 

giving onto Avinguda República Argentina and crossed by passageways that run from the party wail to the headway This diminishes the visual impact on the side of the Park Güeil and the bridge, and the total volume can be varied by lengthening or shortening the bands and verifying their height. The three bodies are treated in different ways (materials, openings, etc.), reinforcing their independence: one band or strip with a plinth that continues the fragmentary façade fronting on Avinguda Hospital Militar and linking with the green area; a second strip that is “suspended” atop (he first one, separated from the party wall and a third strip at the end of the continuous façade on Avinguda República Argentina (the entranceway frames the current view of Avinguda República Argentina towards the bridge). As for the housing units, standardized and repetitive elements are used, but applied in a flexible-optional manner: PACK, a construction unit suited for prefabrication, for the repetition of elements and the clarity measurement and simplification of fi(things. The open corridor offers versatility to combine or modify the types of units on either side: 1 to 4 bedrooms (the dimensions of (he units are not conditioned by the vertical utility shafts). The high thermal-inertia façade provides protection and energy savings possibilities. The fiats have all rooms facing outwards and cross-ventilation, as well as solar collectors for preheating tap and heating water