Multi Housing / 2 Apartment Buildings in Bilbao


2 Apartment Buildings in Bilbao

Project 2005-2007 Construction 2009-2011-2011


Respecting historicist criteria on the delimitation of the nineteenth century elliptical square, the project takes on a contemporary quality producing a building front in the Plaza de Euskadi.

By means of individual blocks on the ground floor and the 8 floors flanking the tower, its alignment is parallel to the Duesto Bridge project, which is vested in the symbolic nature of its unique site.

The project proposes, as a resolution to the buildings, dwellings that span façade to façade, which will allow for better orientation, permit cross-ventilation, and will improve the amount of natural light.

Great typological versatility exists in the proposition of the dwellings as 1, 2, and 3 bedroom houses and 2 and 3 bedroom duplexes.

The buildings will become empty from a pre-determined floor, on, providing the buildings with spaces for private or semi-private use, and creating visuals and drawing diverse and differentiated sky-lines towards Plaza Euskadi or the Campa de los Ingleses.

The volume is defined by the treatment of the outer casing, patterned after structural ribs that span the height of the structure, covered by a sulfurized brass that bring the access gate to the floor.  The thermal controls have coated modules in order to control the solar radiation and heat loss, and are produced by the treatment and finishing of skins.


19.600 m2


24.4 M €


Carlos Ferrater
Xavier Martí
Lucía Ferrater
Luís Domínguez


Maria Arana


Joan Guillamat






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Euskadi Plaza, 6, 48009 Bilbao, Vizcaya, España