Sant Antoni’s Buildings, Barcelona, Project, Photo, News, Design, Award, Image
Sant Antoni’s Buildings Barcelona
Multifunctional Architecture Development, Spain – design by RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes
10 Feb 2009
Sant Antoni’s Buildings
Library, Senior Citizens’ Centre and City Block Core Zone
Sant Antoni’s District, Barcelona, Spain
Design: RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes
Mies van der Rohe Award 2009 Finalist
RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes:
Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta
The mixed-use building, comprising a library, senior citizens’ centre and childrens’ playground, is situated within the interior space of an innercity block. Light filters through the facades of the Library into the reading rooms. The senior citizens’ centre, in the form of a cul de sac, encloses the public spaces and encourages interaction between the children playing in the playground and the older people who are coming and going.
Rafael Aranda (born 1961 in Vic, Spain), Ramon Vilalta (born 1962 in Olot, Spain) and Carme Pigem (born 1960 in Olot, Spain), established their studio RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes in Olot in 1987. All three received their diplomas from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV), Barcelona. Among their most important works are: the Bell-Lloc Winery in Palamós, Spain; and the Tussols-Basil Atheltic Stadium and Les Cols Restaurant, both in Olot.
Sant Antoni’s Buildings image / information from Mies van der Rohe Awards
Sant Antoni’s Buildings Barcelona – Mies van der Rohe Awards : Finalist in 2009
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