Inca, Majorca, Spain
Sustainability, comfort, and high efficiency are the main characteristics of Joan Josep Fortuny Giró, Xavier Morell, and Marc Alventosa’s latest residential complex in the city of Inca, Mallorca, in the heart of the Mediterranean.
This residential development owned by the Balearic Housing Institute (IBAVI) rises on a rectangular plot with 54 dwellings above ground – distributed in three levels opening out to terraces or private gardens – and parking underground.
Adapting to the very uneven terrain, the complex presents two independent volumes arranged on a north-south axis and separated by communal spaces.
The façades show aluminum joineries and larchwood sun shields.
The living module is designed around a central sanitary core, marking two zones facing two directions.
The location of the day and night areas varies in height, generating different domestic typologies floor by floor.
The building is structured by a system of gridded concrete slabs with large spans, held up by metal pillars.
Micropiles and pile caps are used in the foundation, given the area’s expansive clays.
The flat roofs contain photovoltaic panels, aerothermal pumps, and ventilation ducts.
Project: 54 Social Housing in Inca
Architects: Joan Josep Fortuny Giró and Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
Lead Architects: Joan Josep Fortuny Giró, Xavier Morell, and Marc Alventosa
Project Team: Marina Morey, Gori Llambías, Sandra Vargas, Raquel Mirón, Rebeca López, and Eric Mova
Client: Balearic Housing Institute (IBAVI)
Photographers: Jose Hevia