Given the rapid consumption of ground that has occurred in the last century and in which we have participated largely architects, more than ever recycle and reuse existing structures is the only solution and the more honest and sustainable, especially when these structures are carriers of assets that are necessary to preserve, protect and pass for future generations.
In this sense, the project posed, as a basic premise, the conservation and restoration of existing structures so that they acquire, in the general context of the building, places of relevance for public use and collective enjoyment. With this intention the preexisting occupy major spaces, in one case forming the very front of the building, another part of the local social structuring and another, forming three sides of a courtyard main (central) that form the building.
From a complicated and tortuous geometry of the site, where there are a number of pre-existing conditions, the project idea raises the rationalization of space by arranging three volumes in a U shape, facing south, west and north , respectively, which form the three main exterior public spaces, from which you access the respective housing and organizing collective life of the neighborhood. The set consists in a clubhouse for the neighborhood and 18 apartments, 4 of two bedroom, 13 of three bedroom and four bedrooms. Ranging in size from 50 to 77 sq meters. This is subsidized housing, land has been donated by the city council and the work funded by the Junta de Andalucía (the government of the autonomous region). The homes are owned by the Junta de Andalucía and maximum rent of € 200-300, families with low income. The materials are noble but very basic.