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186 Public Housing District in Arnedo

Arnedo (La Rioja). Spain.

Client: INAR - Infraestructuras para Arnedo

Faced with the complicated topography of the area, our work was focused on making the blocks look like they had been settled upon a naturally moulded terrain. To shape it avoiding sharp slopes and achieve continuity, within the project, and with respect to the pre-existing area. This moulded terrain conceals the basements intended for the garages and storage rooms required by the programme.

To systematise the proposal, we designed 11 identical blocks. We grouped them in pairs (in one case, three) sharing pedestrian access, garages, and connections with the urbanisation.

Within each block, all of the floors are identical, with four three-bedroom dwellings. The two- and four-bedroom dwellings are distributed on the top and ground floors. 

This disciplined design is extended to the façades and their constructive details.

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186 Public Housing District in Arnedo
Open competition, March 2008

Location
Arnedo (La Rioja). Spain

Client
INAR - Infraestructuras para Arnedo

Architect
Ignacio Quemada Sáenz-Badillos

Structural Engineering
José Antonio Gurruchaga

MEP Engineering
JG Engineers

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