Project year: Developing
Construction year: –
Total Surface: 2.723 m2
Address: Paseo del Rio , Granada
Project Authors: DTR_studio arquitectos
(Jose María Olmedo / Jose Miguel Vázquez)
Colaborators: Alba Márquez
On site management: DTR_studio
Developer: NUOVIT homes
3d visualition: Studio 32
VITA building is located in one side of the Genil river’s valley in the outskirt of the city.
This situation in the border of the city generates a very exposed façade to the promenade river . This side of the valley is degraded because it is not consolidated.
The strategy of the Project will be to divide the building in three volumes to respond to the topography, to the typology and to the urban surrounding . These three volumes are supported by a basement that sew up them.
Thus, the North façade opens up to the views of the river and the green spaces creating outdoor areas with terraces in cantilever (like boxes) that allow us to open, in a protected way, the entire living room of the dwellings. The rest of the windows are developed in a vertical proportion, from floor to ceiling. The pedestrian access to the building and the staircase is remarked by a “empty” in the volume.
In the south facade , with access from a new street, are the vertical communications and the community zones (open corridors with a lattice )
With all of these, the final image of the project try to be a reference both aesthetic and functional in this degraded area, to regenerated it .
The dwelling design has tried to be the more flexible as possible , emphasizing the crossing ventilation through the indoor patios.
The materiality of the building is developed by three diferents types of finishings:
– ventilated facades of prefabricated concrete
– black brick walls
-External wall insulation
All of this will provide high degree of comfort and energy efficiency.