Social Housingb for Elderly People Palma de Mallorca, ES
Architects : Marta Mendonça & Gonzalo Galindo Collaborators : Simone Breitkopf, José Luis Fuentes Client : IBAVI, Housing Balear Institut Surface : 27520 sqm Status : Local competition
Following the same logic of its urban context, the border of the building coincides with the limits of the site, leaving a patio inside the plot. .
This patio is given for semi-public use (residences and visitors) and is divided in a hard surface facing common areas, and a garden facing the apartments. The building, organized through irregular height volumes, proposes several terraces for, although collective, more private and controlled open-air areas.
The façades facing the inner courtyard, giving access to the living rooms of the residences, are intended to be more open and transparent to bring light and visual continuity towards the garden and open-air areas. The exterior façades are more closed in order to give more intimacy to the bedrooms.