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Social Services Center


Project: 2001-Construction: 2003

Barcelona,Spain


The building is located in a specially designed public space within a city block that reaffirms the layout of the old Horta road.

The main façade is orientated towards the southeast, allowing a clear view to be had from Calle Alibei, where the southern access of the garden is located. This is organized in a set of bands which define the different leisure areas by using different kinds of paving.

The units that form the building increase and decrease in size according to the light that falls upon the spaces inside. The varying lengths of the different areas leads to the appearance of two patios at the ends, which play their part in the lighting and ventilation while being more closed in towards the outside. This idea is reinforced by the building components used: plain concrete, glass in the patios and skylights, lattice-like perforated aluminum, and zinc on the roof, which emerges as a fifth façade.

A group of residential buildings on Calles Alibei, Roger de Flor and Nàpols rounds off the intervention.

AREA

400 m²

ARCHITECTS

Lucía Ferrater
Carlos Ferrater

EXTERNAL PARTNERS

Angela Jöhr
Massimo Basile

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Alejo Bagué

Monographs  

CARLOS FERRATER. OPERE E PROGETTI. 2007. “Editorial Electa. ISBN: 978-88-370-5354-3. p. 54-61;

CARLOS FERRATER. OAB. 2006. Editorial Manel Padura. 978-84-934525-6-8. p. 404-413;

2G. CARLOS FERRATER. Nº32. 2004. Editorial Gustavo Gili. p. 48-53;

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Book Chapters

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. BARCELONA. 2008. Ed. Daab Gmbh. ISBN 9783866540293. p. 64-69;

MINIMALISMO. 2007. La sobriedad en la arquitectura. Alex Sánchez. Barcelona – Mexico DF. Reditar Libros S.L. – Loft publications. p. 418-423;

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Cathalogs

METRO 3. 2010.

ON-SITE. ARQUITECTURA EN ESPAÑA, HOY. Sep, 2006. Exposición en el Jardín Botánico de Madrid.

ON-SITE. NEW ARCHITECTURE IN SPAIN. Feb, 2006. Exposición en el MOMA de Nueva York.

ON-SITE. ARQUITECTURA EN ESPAÑA, HOY. 2005. Catálogo de la Exposiciones. del Centro de Servicios Sociales. p. 92-95;

PREMIS FAD 2004. ARQUITECTURA. INTERIORISME. 2004. p. 11;

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Magazines

PROMATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCION Y ARQUITECTURA ACTURAL. Nº24. Abr, 2009. p. 84;

SPAINCONTRACT. Nº6. 2008. 83;

ARQUITECTURA Y URBANISMO. May, 2006. Bruselas. Imágenes y Proyectos del Desarrollo Urbano en Barcelona. p. 73;

AOA. Nº1. Abr, 2006. Santiago de Chile. p. 69-82;

VIA CONSTRUCCIÓN. Nº 28. 2006. Barcelona. p. 4-6;

ARQUITECTURA VIVA. Nº 104. 2006. p. 23;

ON-SITE. 2006 . Arquitectura en España, Hoy. p. 92-93;

ON DISEÑO. OFICINAS. 2005. p. 206-211;

AV MONOGRAFÍAS. Nº116. 2005. Vivienda Formal. Centre Social. 38; 41;

C3 KOREA. 2005. Public space II. p. 53;

LIVING DECO. Nº9. 2002. De aspecto hermético y plenamente luminoso. p. 122-123;

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Guides

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. BARCELONA. 2008. Ed. Daab Gmbh. ISBN 9783866540293. p. 64-69;

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN. BARCELONA. 2007. Carlos Ferrater. Social Services of Fort Pienc Neighborhood. p. 54-69;

 

 

 

Carretera Antiga Horta Cerdanyola, 7, 08013 Barcelona, Spain