Location: L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona. Spain
Client: Institut Català del Sòl
Total area: 22,258 sqm (sqm)
The development of El Gornal provides 176 affordable apartments in the outskirts of Barcelona. The scheme developed within two lots comprises three 12-storey buildings linked by an underground car park, and a lower building five storey high. The typical floor of the tower buildings contains four symmetrical apartments around a central core. The lower linear building includes three vertical cores and four apartments per floor.
Despite the tight budget and time limit, RBTA succeed in delivering rational functional housing buildings, while maintaining pure, well-defined volumes and lines. The white metal and glass finish endow the façades with a continuous rhythm.