This residential building of 100 dwellings has been designed by Aguilar & Varona Architects.
The site takes place in an area in Bilbao, close to the University of Desuto, across the river form the refurbished area of Abandoibarra, where Guggenheim Museum, and other architectural icons have taken place.
A set of old residential buildings had to be demolished, closeto the railway lines. The main difficulty while construction, was the maintenance of access to existing building and the later rehousing of 14 families.
The site is in the corner of 2 formerly narrow streets. And we have now turned them into an area of rest where the neighbourhood can enjoy a wide open space.
The new 7 storey residential building has been built with stone ventilated façade from the Valladolid area. The exterior image combines modern architecture with calm lines and colours. The same exterior treatment has been given to the interior courtyard, where special emphasis has been given to maintain the harmony of the facade.
The patio is as important as the main façade, a tranquil space where to relax.