Building for the Students’ house Sant Jordi in Barcelona

Students’ house Sant Jordi

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The new building is the final piece in a unitary residential urban development. It consists of a tall volume, the continuation of the existing residential blocks, and a shorter volume, which is translucent, light and colourful and which stands in the middle of an empty area, thereby subtly dividing the public space.
The tall building is a continuous ribbon that folds in such a way that the roof is built on one of its many pleats. The chromatic development of the building, which helps to give it the open, vital character typical of a university centre, is the work of the artist Sílvia Hornig.

Josep Lluís Mateo, 2007

Typology: Student House
Project: 2002
Construction: 2005-2006
Surface: 8,110 m2
Site: Barcelona
Photo: Infinite-light (Beat Marugg and Luc Boegly)

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