The developer’s will is to create a unique building within the new general complex of a total of 620 residential units. The housing typology has been crucial in determining the general geometry of the building.
Typologically, the units have been conceived with ingredients belonging to high-rise dwellings plus the privileges of a ground floor house in contact with the land. This consideration led to the distribution of 3 units per floor, which open up in a fan shape and seek the views and the best orientation in all the rooms, without giving up autonomy and privacy.
Typologically, the units have been conceived with ingredients belonging to high-rise dwellings plus the privileges of a ground floor house in contact with the land.
The skeleton or structure of the building is brought to the outermost level of the facade, creating exterior spaces protected from solar radiation. In this case, the structure becomes the protagonist, giving a strong character to the final image of the building. It has been applied with great rigor and rationality on all the upper floors and transforming itself into powerful W-shaped concrete screens on the first two floors in contact with the ground. This transition is important as we concentrate the loads at few points in order to minimize the cost of deep foundations.
|Location||Santa Rita, Natal|
|Team||Gorka Álvarez, Mar Escala, architecture. Xavier Aguado, structure engineering. Proisotec facilities engineering. Carlos Ortega 72 dpi rendering.|