SENIOR PEOPLE HOUSING AND FACILITIES BUILDING IN EL CARMEL, BARCELONA

 

STAGE: Writing of the Basic Project and the PMU (Urban Improvement Plans)
DEVELOPPER: IMHAB
Construction of 24 dwellings and a social services center at the Carmel neighborhood in Barcelona.

Topography and parking lot.
At the moment the lot houses a large car parking area of 95 spots used by the neighbors. The neighborhood is very hilly and finding a place to park is very difficult. Many buildings do not have a basement to park cars. The project, sensitive to the situation and the context of the area, takes advantage of the slope of the topography to generate a plaza on level 152, allowing to preserve the current parking lot on level 149. The current parking regulations do not require including parking spots for civic buildings and facilities. However, after analyzing the situation of the neighborhood and seeing how easy it’d be to keep the parking area for the neighbors, we consider that it’d be important to preserve it.