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Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Gaudí District | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
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Description
Year: 1968
Location: Reus, Tarragona, Spain
Client: Patronato Local de La Vivienda
Total area: 33,000 (sqm)

Gaudi housing development was the Taller de Arquitectura first experience of urban design on the grand scale. The commission called for the construction of a very economical, low cost residential development aimed at alleviating the housing shortage created by the influx of large number of immigrants during the 60s, in terms comparable to those of innumerable projects elsewhere which resulted inhabitable peripheral suburbs.

The basic premise was to steer clear of the dormitory-suburb model by means of a wealth of shops, bars, leisure facilities, supermarkets and large public spaces. The inclusion of the greatest possible number of services was to lead...

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SKETCHES
MODEL
FROM THE HISTORICAL CITY TO THE CITY OF THE FUTURE
As a preface to the study of the “Barrio Gaudi” of the “Taller de Arquitectura” the staff of “Hogares Modernos” presents a short summary of the history of urban nuclei, from the primitive hamlet to the...
ORIGIN AND DEVELOPEMENT OF THE "BARRIO GAUDI
Here, the “Taller de Arquitectura Ricardo Bofill” recounts its participation in the “Barrio Gaudí” project and comments on some of the architectonic and urbanistic points...
CHRONICLE OF AN INVASION BY JOSE AGUSTIN GOYTISOLO LITERARY EVIDENCES TRANSLATION: TOM BURGESS
Between the alphabetical indices and the ordinal numbers there is always a cranny for us to slip into and study the cunning work of the termites scratching away in the heart of the old wooden files.   There amongst the piles...
THE "BARRIO GAUDI" AND THE BREAK WITH URBANISTIC CONVENTION BY CARLOS FRANQUI
The “Barrio Gaudi”, a creation of the “Taller de Arquitectura de Barcelona” (Architectural Workshop) is like a hallucination, a mirage.  This suburb does away with the image of suburb-prison,...
MEDITATION ON THE SQUARING OF THE CIRCLE BY EDUARD BONET
The problem of squaring the circle if it is only a question of “finding a square that has the same area as a given circle” becomes something so simple as a schoolboy could solve. But the Greek geometrists state...
THE "BARRIO GAUDI" OF REUS CONSIDERED AS A NOVEL BY SALVADOR CLOTAS
Though Balzac didn’t invent Paris, perhaps he could have. In any case he described it in all its human, sociological, political and architectural complexity better than the architects of his time. There is also a London of...
FUTURE MEDITATION ON THE RUINS OF THE SUBURB OF REUS BY MANUEL VAZQUEZ MONTALBÁN
There are those travelers who return to their old suburbs To destroy memories and come back to life But, impossible, The four horizons of familiar faces lure them into the snare of submarine voices Recorded on faulty tape leading...
Barri Gaudi
The city of Reus is a commercial and industrial town with 50 000 inhabitants in the province of Tarragona, near the Costa Daurada to the southwest of Barcelona. It seriously lacked affordable housing within reach of industrial...
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Gaudí District

Description

Extras

SKETCHES
MODEL
FROM THE HISTORICAL CITY TO THE CITY OF THE FUTURE
As a preface to the study of the “Barrio Gaudi” of the “Taller de Arquitectura” the staff of “Hogares Modernos” presents a short summary of the history of urban nuclei, from the primitive hamlet to the...
ORIGIN AND DEVELOPEMENT OF THE "BARRIO GAUDI
Here, the “Taller de Arquitectura Ricardo Bofill” recounts its participation in the “Barrio Gaudí” project and comments on some of the architectonic and urbanistic points...
CHRONICLE OF AN INVASION BY JOSE AGUSTIN GOYTISOLO LITERARY EVIDENCES TRANSLATION: TOM BURGESS
Between the alphabetical indices and the ordinal numbers there is always a cranny for us to slip into and study the cunning work of the termites scratching away in the heart of the old wooden files.   There amongst the piles...
THE "BARRIO GAUDI" AND THE BREAK WITH URBANISTIC CONVENTION BY CARLOS FRANQUI
The “Barrio Gaudi”, a creation of the “Taller de Arquitectura de Barcelona” (Architectural Workshop) is like a hallucination, a mirage.  This suburb does away with the image of suburb-prison,...
MEDITATION ON THE SQUARING OF THE CIRCLE BY EDUARD BONET
The problem of squaring the circle if it is only a question of “finding a square that has the same area as a given circle” becomes something so simple as a schoolboy could solve. But the Greek geometrists state...
THE "BARRIO GAUDI" OF REUS CONSIDERED AS A NOVEL BY SALVADOR CLOTAS
Though Balzac didn’t invent Paris, perhaps he could have. In any case he described it in all its human, sociological, political and architectural complexity better than the architects of his time. There is also a London of...
FUTURE MEDITATION ON THE RUINS OF THE SUBURB OF REUS BY MANUEL VAZQUEZ MONTALBÁN
There are those travelers who return to their old suburbs To destroy memories and come back to life But, impossible, The four horizons of familiar faces lure them into the snare of submarine voices Recorded on faulty tape leading...
Barri Gaudi
The city of Reus is a commercial and industrial town with 50 000 inhabitants in the province of Tarragona, near the Costa Daurada to the southwest of Barcelona. It seriously lacked affordable housing within reach of industrial...
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