Olympic Village Housing Complex

Olympic Village Housing Complex

Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Barcelona, Spain
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Urban Green Spaces


Olympic Village Housing Complex

Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura as Architects

A complex of apartments forming part of the Olympic Village operation for the 1992 Games and consisting of two linear buildings with a tower at their point of intersection. The ground floor is occupied by shops on the outer streetward side, with south-facing private gardens in the interior of the block, corresponding to the first-floor apartments, reached by stairs. The south façade has been set back in order to obtain better views and increase as far as possible the separation between blocks, which the general plan for the Olympic Village established at 13 m (43’). The tower presents a central vertical circulation core and two apartments on each floor. The apartments in the linear blocks have vertical circulation and service spaces at their geometrical centre, thus separating the north-facing nighttime area form the south-facing daytime area.

program: complex of 113 dwellings, green zones and commercial establishments on the ground floor.

client: nova icaria sa. total surface area: 19,853 m2

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