111 Housing Units in Larrein
Vitoria-Gasteiz 2009

A U-shaped volumetry is planned for the initial layout.
Three excavations are to be done on corners. As they will break down the initial volume, they will allow more sunlight and comfort for the patio.
The domestic façade, with hollows and terraces, is wrapped in silk-screen printed or perforated recycled aluminium panels. These panels vary density and size of the circles and provide changing images to simulate a large mural of light and shadows, which vary according to openings and lighting of the hollows.
This skin can be opened or closed on all hollows of the façade, as if it were a practicable shutter.
The final effect gives a unified image to the block and provides it with its own personality standing against its surroundings.
The strip of bedrooms has wardrobes on the façade side, providing additional padding which improves the dwelling both thermally and acoustically (due to its location near trains).

First Prize in teh Ensanche 21 Municipal Town Planning Society Competition
EBA S.L. Grupo San José
Roberto Ercilla
Technical Architects
Amaia Vasallo / Javier Alzaga
Construction Company
EBA S.L. Grupo San José
16.441 m2
Works Budget
8.743.478 €
Parcela R4. Sector 13 Larrein
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