Can Bisa – Vilassar de Mar Housing

Vilassar de Mar Housing, Catalonian Houses, Residential Building Spain

Can Bisa, Vilassar de Mar

Spanish Residential Building – design by Batlle i Roig, arquitectes

4 Oct 2012

Can Bisa

Houses in Vilassar de Mar, Catalonia, Spain

Design: Batlle i Roig, arquitectes

14 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS, MUNICIPAL FACILITY AND
REHABILITATION OF CAN BISA HOUSE
VILASSAR DE MAR, BARCELONA

Can Bisa is a late-19th century mansion now owned by Vilassar de Mar Council. Situated on the Riera de Cabrils watercourse, it occupies part of a street block that used to include a factory, now demolished. Its historic and heritage value and the strategic position it occupies in the town as a whole led the Council to consider it the ideal venue for a cultural facility, completing the complex with a social housing block.

Can Bisa
photograph : A. Flajszer

During the implementation of the facility’s programme it rapidly became apparent that it would be impossible to accommodate all the necessary uses in Can Bisa, which is basically given over to council offices; the auditorium, bar and meeting rooms are therefore arranged on the ground floor of the residential building.

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photographs : A. Flajszer

For the dwellings, the General Plan specified two volumes of different heights, joined to form an L-shape that respects the width of the streets and mounted on a larger base which is envisaged to accommodate the auditorium. The aim of the project was to unify the volumes by means of a single sloping roof, construct a continuous façade onto the streets, leading to the dwellings, and lay out the interior volume to encourage interrelation with the mansion. The passage generated between the two buildings becomes the main entrance to the complex. Its dimensions are more suggestive of a courtyard and, together with the gardens around Can Bisa, it comprises a series of leisure and recreation spaces that complement the activities offered by the facility. Ceramic planters designed specially by the artist Carme Balada serve to organize the complex.

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photographs : A. Flajszer

Both the housing block and the mansion are given a textured finish of white stucco, in strips of varying widths. The balconies and shutters are made of metal, with masonry lattices. Part of the old factory is retained in one of the façades to bear witness to its past.

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photographs : A. Flajszer

Can Bisa Vilassar de Mar – Building Information

Project designers: Batlle i Roig, arquitectes
Collaborators: Eva Polío, Oriol Vañó, architects; Carme Balada, ceramist; Diana Calicó, Elisabeth Torregrossa, technical architects; Marta Ballester, architecture student; Gerardo Rodríguez, engineer; STATIC, structure; Albert Colomer, engineer; SJ12, installations
Design date: 2009
Construction date: 2010-11
Client: Vilassar Societat Municipal de Promocions Urbanes SA
Contractor: EMCOFA
Photographs: A. Flajszer

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photographs : A. Flajszer ; drawings : Batlle i Roig arquitectes

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