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50 Public apartments in Hernani

Hernani (Gipuzkoa). Spain.

Client: Basque Government

The central space underlines the institutional nature of the building, of coexistence. A perimeter corridor provides access to the apartments. All of the apartments share the same relationship with this space that, in addition, connects them with the communal elements of the ground floor. They all have the same presence in the façade and the same access route. None of them are, therefore, in a better or worse location than the others.

One half of the central space is covered and open to the corridor that provides access to the apartments, while the other is not covered but is closed to the corridor, creating an interior patio that allows better ventilation and thermal control, in both the communal spaces and the apartments themselves, that can therefore have cross ventilation.

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50 Public apartments in Hernani
Open competition, September 2009

Location
Antziola, Hernani (Gipuzkoa). Spain

Client
Basque Government

Architect
Ignacio Quemada Sáenz-Badillos

Quantity Surveyor
Juan Cruz Lizarraga Osés

Structural Engineering
José Antonio Gurruchaga

MEP Engineering
JG Engineers

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