University Residence in Bellvitge

Technical data

Intervention level: Competition.
Client: UB – University of Barcelona.
Location: Barcelona
Project year: 2012
Total built: 11.751,20 m²
Budget: 8.986.459,57 €
Other technical:

  • Collaboration with *
  • CMT Arquitectes, Architects collaborators.
  • AT3, , Technical architecture.
  • Intec 2010, Installations consultancy.
  • Manuel Arguijo, Structures consultancy.
  • Aiguasol, Ambiental consultancy.

Awards: 3rth Place

Geometry from bodies and empty

The geometry used for the residence of students and researchers, is a system of full and empty – built bodies and courts – that adapted to the rectangular shape of the site, forming a geometry consisting of two bodies in the longitudinal direction of the plot, different height, and three orthogonal bodies. Thus fragmenting the whole array, and create various platforms and use spaces, meeting and living and public university. The opening section expresses the courtyard of the complex, at the inferior vestibular, and the reception area from the city.

Architecture is understood as a global body that takes the form, presence and magnitude and location data, guidance, direction of winds, radiation, reflections, ventilation, visualization, etc.. as an energy sensor to fit and also image.

It has been equipped with high internal structural modulation and dimensioned to facilitate the implementation of different types, and the construction system is based on industrialization and seriation of facades, bathrooms and kitchens.

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