The land-use planning project for an area on the seafront is the context for a study on the most efficient development solution, looking into the co-existence of social housing, rent-controlled housing, and market-rate housing typologies within the same building.
The proposal shows the volumetric solutions and the analysis of the implementation of the different types of housing and tertiary uses that need to co-exist. The distribution is organized according to the different uses, situating the market-rate units in the most valuable areas of the building. The importance of complying with the provision of parking spaces is also taken into account, especially for the MPU (minimum project units), since that factor will determine the possibility of building independently without having to agree on joint construction with the neighbouring lots.
The new construction project includes 119 homes in two volumes (69 homes on plot 6.1 and 50 homes on plot 6.2), underground parking for 131 cars and 24 motorcycles, and 119 storage rooms, located in the sector PMU of Mataró, Maresme region. The project consists of two residential volumes, a large green area, and a low body, housing a total of 119 apartments with 4, 3, and 2 bedrooms. All homes have space for the natural and mechanical drying of clothes as well as for personal and general storage. Each block is located at a different elevation and is distributed through a central core. All counters and technical rooms are located in their respective lobby areas. On the roof of the linear block, there will be a communal pool, and the one in the tower is destined to the private terraces of the houses immediately below.
Open green spaces
The common space of urbanization has been designed to offer a better quality of life to the inhabitants, enjoying green spaces and outdoor activities. The garden has a swimming pool, solarium, a hammock area, a children’s playground with games, and green areas. Both buildings can be accessed via the interior routes. In the centre, a paved platform houses the pool, protected by a controlled perimeter for children. The proposal includes the planting of several trees that give this space privacy while offering shade for the hottest days.