SEAVIEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
PRIZES SHORTLIST PREMIO EUROPEO DI ARCHITETTURA UGO RIVOLTA SECONDA EDIZIONE, 2009
LOCATION TIANA, BARCELONA, SPAIN DEVELOPER IMPSOL — PROMOCIÓ D’HABITATGES AREA 3.650 M2 BUDGET 2.227.235EUR YEARS 2001-2005
The L-shaped site for these apartments faces a public piazza in a recently created area made up of compact, isolated buildings. The natural setting, on the other hand, has long views over the sea, the surrounding woods and the historical center of Tiana, on the other side of the valley. It was one of the initial purposes of the project to take advantage of this situation, keeping as much as possible the scenery visible through the building and relating the volumes of the new apartments with the existing buildings in order to generate a coherent urban ensemble.
The building generates an open ground floor garden, thus achieving the desired lightness for the volumes while keeping the views open from the piazza. There, only some volumes containing facilities and rows of additional spaces related to the flats are located. As for the flats, they are of a single typological scheme for the two blocks forming the L mandated by the regulation. In order to get the best solar conditions in despite of the different orientations, the apartments are formed around a central hall open to two façades with a terrace on each end. This scheme allows for light and views through the apartments, thus helping the building to become more transparent.
EMBA ENRIC MASSIP-BOSCH, ARCHITECT PRINCIPAL; MARC RIFÀ, VERA SCHMIDT, SANIA BELLI (ARCHITECTS); ARANTXA MANRIQUE (ARCHITECTURE STUDENT) CONSULTANTS XAVIER AUMEDES (QUANTITY SURVEYOR); JOAN GONZÀLEZ (INSTALLATIONS); XAVIER AGUILÓ – OBIOL-MOYA ASSOCIATS (STRUCTURES) PHOTOGRAPHY ALEIX BAGUÉ, WENZEL, PAU GUERRERO, EMBA