There are three diverse areas inside Torre Júlia, where each community has a larger space assigned, where users carry out most of their collective activities. These spaces are at the core of the project, and are depicted plainly on the building's frontage, wrought entirely in concrete and working as a cantilever beam.
In the Torre Julia, wide corridors overlook the city, stairs abound in outdoor areas, and double-spaced areas and sun-shaded terraces help configure a building intended to allow elderly residents an opportunity to socialize and engage in community activities.
Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana: Torre Júlia, government-allotted housing for elderly people
Architects: Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana
Location: Via Favència 348-350, Barcelona, Spain
77 housing units, facilities and parking space
Construction: 2009 — 2011
Client: Patronat Municipal de l'Habitatge
Collaborators: Gioia Guidazzi, Diana Sajdova
Consultants: Encarna García, BOMA, L3J, 3dLife, Ambar Fotografia, Artkitech, Estel Rosell
Gross floor area: 8,391 square metres
Awards: Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2011 d'Arquitectura i Urbanisme