The C4 project, located in the centre of the city of Valencia, transforms and rehabilitates a 1920 building into a contemporary residential building adapted to new social demands.
As it is a listed building, the project has had to maintain and restore the main façade, becoming one of the most unique and characteristic elements of the building. Likewise, its envelope and stairs of the vertical communication core have been maintained.
This project has supposed also a delicate and laborious restoration work in which we have striven for pointing out the value and the essence of the original building, highlighting various existing elements such as the entrance hall space, the nolla pavement, the wooden carpentry or ironwork elements.
We have looked for a design that could combine spatial and material quality. The dwellings are organized around the core of vertical communication, promoting circular routes and a flexible use of spaces.
The day areas of the dwellings are positioned in direct relation to Ciscar street while de night area in relation to the interior of the block. Hence, adequate intimacy, privacy and acoustic comfort are achieved for the most private rooms of the building.
All this makes the C4 project a building that externally has the capacity to maintain its architectural value, while internally it manages to create functional homes, where the material and spatial quality together with the use of technology allows achieving high levels of comfort for its users.