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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

FONDO in Barcelona, Spain by Picharchitects

 
September 24th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Picharchitects 

The building is located in a dense urban area with a poor road infrastructure and practically no open spaces. The old market was demolished, as its structure was completely obsolete. The new Multifunctional Building has the aim of re-using the place in a more intensive way.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: Picharchitects 
  • Project: FONDO
  • Location: Santa Coloma De Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

The new building “Fondo” is a multifunctional construction which pretends to respond to the needs and requirements of the dense city, while concentrating in only one volume with different functions that are normally scattered throughout the city and linked to the ground floor.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

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 neighbourhood, acting as activator of the urban flow.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

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.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

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.

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Image Courtesy © Simón García

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Image Courtesy © Picharchitects

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Image Courtesy © Picharchitects

Image Courtesy © Picharchitects

Image Courtesy © Picharchitects

Image Courtesy © Picharchitects

Image Courtesy © Picharchitects

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Image Courtesy © Picharchitects

Image Courtesy © Picharchitects

Image Courtesy © Picharchitects

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