Una conversación entre amigos,

Cristina Piñol+Jorge Bennassar

The relationship between the various built bodies encourages the development of personal, private, and private gathering spaces.

Three interrelated concepts are used to build the project. First, the program had to fit into a 3.25 m x 3.25 m grid. We can create interstitial spaces between the various bodies by rotating the squares within this matrix. Second, the promise that the site will incorporate the various levels of privacy that the program requires. A degree in domestic-private, domestic-common, independent, and public. Thirdly, and equally crucial, is fusing the building with the landscape. a terrain with varying elevations that needs to be preserved in order to protect the neighborhood’s ecological and urban fabric.

The plot’s structure and flow are influenced by the landscape. As a result, the structure that generates the project’s paths is more akin to that of a village than a metropolis. This makes them more private locations and makes it easier for the various program-administered groups to interact socially.

Due to its continuous form on its outer facade, the center for the protection of minors is depicted as an autonomous volume, favoring the singularity required by the program.

An aspect of the project described in section deserves special attention in this report. The interiors of the various building volumes are passively ventilated using the solar chimneys. Cross ventilation is questioned due to the closeness of the buildings, hence this architectural formalization supports not only ventilation but also using the roofs as orchards.


Authors: Cristina Piñol+Jorge Bennassar.
Location: Barcelona, Spain.
University: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona.
Year: 2022