Category: Residential Towers Year: 2021 Location: Valencia, Spain Architects: NAC Arquitectos Lead Architect: Francisco Bargues Reinoso Design Team: Francisco Bargues, Inmaculada Celda, Héctor Gil, Cristina Uchán, Neus Auriguberry, Abel Hernández, Carol Pérez, Javier Torres, and Inés Abad Contractor: Proyme Client: Neinor Homes Photographer: Alejandro Gómez Vives
The project is built on a plot of rectangular geometry. The current planning defines the buildable volume, in such a way that two towers of approximately 27 x 17 m are executed, identical in their program and formal resolution, joined by a basement body on the ground and first floors.
The program, essentially residential, contains a tertiary building area located on the ground and first floor, whose orientation is connected to the urban space. The rest of the floors are occupied by the program of 100 dwellings. The ground floor is configured as a space for social relations, generating a route through arcaded spaces and where the swimming pool and children’s play area are located. The vertical garden that accompanies the entrance route stands out and winks at the transition between the orchard and the city.
A resounding, clear and formally simple building has been sought using an elemental compositional mechanism. Each of the volumes is generated by a rigorous rectangular plan that expands and grows at each of its vertices creating terraces for each of the houses. The facade is conceived as a continuous skin that embraces these terraced spaces following a curved line that characterizes the geometry of the building. To materialize the ondulating planes, white aluminum composite plates are used.
The alternation of the floors in height of these growths, together with the reduction of the dimensions of the building in the last floors conditioned by urban planning parameters, configures the final appearance of the complex.