Fondo Building, Santa Coloma de Gramenet Building, Spanish Architecture Images

Fondo Building

Mixed-Use Development in Barcelona, Spain design by Pich-Aguilera Arquitectos

Location: Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain

Design: Pich-Aguilera Arquitectos

Fondo Building in Santa Coloma de Gramenet

1 Apr 2015

Fondo Building in Santa Coloma de Gramenet

The building is situated in a dense urban area, with a poor road network and practically non-exist and open space. As to obtain the solar, the old market was demolished, this being an obsolete structure, with the aim of re-using the place in a more intensive way.

The new building “Fondo” is a polyfunctional endowment which pretends to respond to the needs and requirements of the dense city, while concentrating in one only volume, diverse functions that are normally scattered throughout the city and linked to the ground floor. The architecture aims to multiply the “zero level”, generating in each level the qualities of a new floor in vertical development, linking it to the hilly topography of the neighborhood, acting as activator of the urban flow.

The interior project retracts the different existent levels between the streets of its immediate environment, allowing, throughout the various connections between uses and spaces, an internal route which can be used as part of the public space, converting the building into equipment, square and street.

Functionally, the building provides equipment to a neighbourhood with a mainly immigrant population. The ground floor at the level of the promenade is home to the market. On the ground 1 from the promenade and ground floor from the back street, is located the supermarket. A large ramp, like a deployed street, gives access to the library and the nursery which has its garden on the roof of the supermarket.

The entire building has been designed to integrate bioclimatic systems to reduce air conditioning demands.

Fondo Building

Fondo Building – Building Information

Authors: Felipe Pich-Aguilera Baurier.
Architect: Pich-Aguilera Arquitectos Teresa Batlle i Pagès
Architect Team leader: Xavier Milanés, Angel Sendarrubias, Pau Casaldáliga
Head of project: Margherita Aricó
Specialists: Structure: BIS,
Facilities: PGI. Measurrements and quotation: G3
Project Management: INEL 2000
Photographer: Pich-Aguilera Arquitectos

Constructed area: 8.954,26 sqm.
Cost (PEM): 280.826,24 €

Photographs: Simón García arqfoto

Fondo Building in Santa Coloma de Gramenet images / information from Pich-Aguilera Arquitectos

Location: Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Catalunya, North East Spain, south western Europe

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