Torre Júlia, housing for the elderly

The consistent presence of communal spaces offers elderly residents a myriad opportunities to socialise and engage in community activities inside a 17 storey-high residential complex designed by Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, and Ricard Galiana.

Architects Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana have designed the 17 storey-high residential tower Torre Júlia in Barcelona, Spain. The project is part of the urbanization currently underway in the lots adjacent to the Ronda de Barcelona, a bypass road. A sports centre, a residential development and a home for the elderly all share the same space, creating a new public area stretching from the street to a square that gives access to all the different facilities.

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
Program:
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
Contractor : Acsa
Gross floor area : 8,391 square metres
Cost: 7,518,419€
Awards : Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2011 d'Arquitectura i Urbanisme
Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana, <em>Torre Júlia</em>, government-allotted housing for elderly people, Barcelona, Spain 2012
Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana, Torre Júlia , government-allotted housing for elderly people, Barcelona, Spain 2012
Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana, <em>Torre Júlia</em>, government-allotted housing for elderly people, Barcelona, Spain 2012
Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana, Torre Júlia , government-allotted housing for elderly people, Barcelona, Spain 2012
Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana, <em>Torre Júlia</em>, government-allotted housing for elderly people, Barcelona, Spain 2012
Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana, Torre Júlia , government-allotted housing for elderly people, Barcelona, Spain 2012
Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana, <em>Torre Júlia</em>, government-allotted housing for elderly people, Barcelona, Spain 2012
Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana, Torre Júlia , government-allotted housing for elderly people, Barcelona, Spain 2012

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