SOCIAL HOUSING IN LA PIÑERA, ALGECIRAS

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AWARDS:
-2004 Ideas Competition for 84 apartments in Piñera II. Algeciras. Cádiz. First prize

SITUATION: C/ Ubrique, Barriada de la Piñera, Algeciras. >>Open in GOOGLE MAPS
DATES: competition (2004), project (2005), construction (2007-2009)
CLIENT: EPSA, Empresa Pública de Suelo de Andalucía
ARCHITECTS: José Antonio Carbajal Navarro, Nicolás Carbajal Ballell and Rodrigo Carbajal Ballell
BUILDING SURVEYORS: José Ignacio Montaldo Merino and Luis Hiniesta Peinado
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Edartec Consultores SL
SERVICES ENGINEER: DIMARQ SL
PHOTOGRAPHY: Hisao Suzuki, Estudio Carbajal
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Estudio Carbajal. Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Mérida, 2008. ISBN 9788461240289
Temas de Arquitectura Nº 13. Vivienda colectiva 1. General de Ediciones de Arquitectura, 2011. ISSN 16988671
El fondo edificable. Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena y Mairea Libros, 2014. ISBN 9788494313288

This group of social housings are situated in the hillside of “la Piñera”, one of the hills that shapes the city of Algeciras. Surrounded by old housing buildings this development benefits from great views over the Rock of Gibraltar and the Bay of Algeciras. The apartments are modest, with an usable area of 65 square meters and cover the functional programme of social housings.
The three buildings with 3-bay structure try to adapt to the topography. Bedrooms and living rooms take up the outer facades while kitchens and bathrooms are placed in the central bay around the patios. These patios permit cross ventilation, let daylight enter to the corridor between bedrooms, hide the clothes lines and make easier the maintenance of plumbing, sewer and natural gas systems.
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