70 public affordable housing at Elche

70 public affordable housing Competition at Calle Abogados de Atocha, 5 in Elche, Alicante, Spain.
moarqs with Sofía Cacchione and ARACIL & FLORES ARQUITECTOS S.L.P
Project: Ignacio Montaldo, Sofía Cacchione, José María Flores Moreno, Antonio Aracil.
Visualization: PBS – Nicolás Podestá, Tomas Berro.

The conceptual axis of the project combines the intention of building homes and promoting the neighborhood, based on the spatial idea of a thread that runs through and links. Like the communicating vessels, the proposal is approached from the desire to communicate the buildings with each other and with their surroundings, through a series of patios.
On the ground floor, the buildings are organized around a large meeting patio that flows without limits and has an approximate free area of 35m x 53m. A large outdoor lounge connected to the pedestrian urban fabric.
Thus, the proposed building volume dialogues with the neighboring buildings from the continuity of the public space that everyone enjoys. The building above ground level is arranged in line with the built volume of the adjoining building on Calle Morera, creating a garden strip, while on Calle Llimoner a setback of 3 meters from the official alignment is established similarly. At the level of pedestrian accessibility, it is proposed to generate a continuity of the public space and the existing pedestrian street in the adjoining housing complex at the north end, without interruption or unevenness. The public space flows and crosses the residential complex in a diagonal that balances and structures the proposal.
The organization scheme of the different cells is conceived from modularity and flexibility, transferred to a simple band system. The different dwellings are organized from a structural portico bay from a module of 6 m on each side – divisible into 3 m with an interior band of server space 1.60 m wide, and a served space of 3.75 m. m wide. The first band houses the service spaces: entrances, closets, kitchens, bathrooms and installation glides, being easy to adapt for people with disabilities by adjusting the arrangement of dividing panels and sanitary fixtures. On the second band, the living, dining and bedroom spaces are generously distributed. A third band of 1.40 m wide corresponds to an expansion in the form of a terrace-gallery that allows the exterior space to be incorporated into the environments through practicable aluminum carpentry and enables exterior circulation between the rooms.