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- C/ de la Reina Amàlia 31-33, C/ Lleialtat 7, Barcelona, Spain
- 1M - 100M
- 5-20 Stories
Work in collaboration with Eduard Bru, architect.
It was a glacis of the third city-wall of Barcelona. After a hospital, a prison, a square and a pool.
Now, with this project, it wants to be a housing for the elderly and social housing, as well as a passage and a green court. All together should to give more life to Folch i Torres square, Raval and the whole city. It is a door between the Eixample and Raval and also between centuries: non-stop from the 18th to the 21st.
The original typological scheme is simple: a central passageway with houses on both sides. In the corners separate spaces are located. In the lower floors public facilities.
The band is a blended into a U shape -¾ of the city-block-, with a passage entrance to the inner space. It loses one of the bands of the passage by Lleialtat St. and also by the inner passage.
In the front of Folch i Torres Square it shows the entire section and the façade, which meets the neighbors with continuity. It is adorned and displayed as the gateway, that it was in the past for the city-wall and it is nowadays for the Raval. On this front has a volume -visible only at a certain distance- which participates leading the scale of the Raval into the Eixample.