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Sergi Pons architect | Torre Júlia

Architecture Sergi Pons architect | Torre Júlia

This project forms part of the urbanization that is taking place in one of the lots left over after the construction of the Ronda de Barcelona, a bypass road, in 1992. A sports centre, a residential development and an old people’s home will all share the same space, creating a public area that will stretch from the street to a square giving access into the different facilities.

Sergi Pons architect | Torre Júlia

© Adrià Goula

Sergi Pons architect | Torre Júlia

© Adrià Goula

A prominent feature in the city’s northern quarter, Torre Júlia rises up to a height of 17 floors. There are three areas in the building. Each community has a larger space assigned, where users carry out most of their collective activities. These spaces, the core of the proposed project, figure plainly on the building’s frontage, which is wrought entirely in concrete and works as a cantilever beam.

Sergi Pons architect | Torre Júlia

© Adrià Goula

Sergi Pons architect | Torre Júlia

© Adrià Goula

Sergi Pons architect | Torre Júlia

© Adrià Goula

Sergi Pons architect | Torre Júlia

© Adrià Goula

Wide corridors overlooking the city, stairs in all outdoor places, double-spaced areas and sun-shaded terraces configure a building that is intended to give elderly people an opportunity to socialize and engage in community activities.

Location: Via Favència 348-350, Barcelona, Spain
Architects: Sergi Pons architect
Project team: Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana
Program:  77 Home Units, Facilities and Parking Space
Construction dates: Building 2009-2011
Client: Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge
Collaborators: Gioia Guidazzi, Diana Sajdova
Consultants: Encarna García, BOMA, L3J, 3dLife, Ambar Fotografia, Artkitech, Estel Rosell
Contractor: Acsa
Gross floor area:  8.391
Budget: 7.518.419
State: Built
Photos: Adrià Goula
Awards: Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2011 d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme

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