Sant Antoni’s Buildings, Barcelona Mixed-use 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, Catalonia, North East Spain
Date built: 2008
Design: RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes

Sant Antoni's Buildings Barcelona
photo : Hisao Suzuki

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

Mies van der Rohe Awards : Finalist in 2009

Location: Ronda de Sant Antoni, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

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