eivissa and formentera 2008-11 awards. collective housing award
san marco awards 2013. color and architecture. honorable mention
adress/ carrer des jondal 7-13. eivissa
surface area/ 3.170 m2
architects/ vora arquitectura (pere buil and toni riba).
project team/ eva cotman, ondrej fabian
structure/ bernuz-fernàndez arquitectes
services/ quadrifoli gestió integral de projectes
budget control/ SCO (guillem llorens)
building coordination architects/ vora arquitectura (pere buil), victor beltran
building technical architect (construction and budget control)/ vicent serra
building services coordination/ ITEC ingenieros (tobías riera)
client/ IMVISA (iniciatives municipals de vila s.a.)
artist/ anke blaue
photographs/ adrià goula
the totality is fragmented into a loose set of independent elements which distribute the plot into three strips. the central housing block stands out among the group due to its striking volume, as well as its regular and abstract prismatic structure, which is surrounded by railings that delimit the plot surface and contains the services area. there is a sole prismatic body that rises with its access staircase and which makes tangential contact with the passageways that allow access to the flats.
the housing units are flanked on both sides by two wide, open, and covered galleries. one of them is the passageway that allows access to the flats and the other is a balcony that is oriented towards the south. the apartments are all open-ended and permeable from one façade to the other, which allows for good ventilation and lighting, and at the same time they are well protected from the sun thanks to the shadow filter created by the south-facing balcony.
the two elongated façades display the artwork of artist anke blaue, which is a subtle play of coloured strips painted onto a dark grey background. the colour palette (modified and intensified) is typical of the modest architecture that can be found in ibizan buildings from the 1970s, tonalities such as ochre and earth that traditionally conceal the traces of rain in dry climates.
eivissa and formentera 2008-11 awards.
san marco awards 2013.
the building is comprised of 30 social housing apartments. it forms a line along the narrow extended site, whilst adapting to the land's slope and to the maximum volume allowed by city-planning regulations.