18 dwelling in the chinatown of Barcelona

Chinatown of Barcelona

Raval is the chinatown of Barcelona.

The project consists of creating a large central space to escape from the narrow and noisy streets of the Raval (the Chinatown of Barcelona). The building is completely  closed from the outside, like a cloister, opening into a central luminous, quiet and pleasant space.
location plan
sectionThe building is organised through four vertical access core, each stairways gives access to four duplex apartments. So, there are 16 apartments of 74 to 9o m2 .

occupation 8006m2
buildability 2062 m2
building volume 10.000 m2
height 14m (four floors).


Dwelling Design

The apartment is completely closed to the street and it’ is open to the interior space. It is formed by a lateral strip where all the functional things are grouped:  storage, services, devices .. in order to leave the rest of the floor free.

On the first floor are hold the day activities :big terrace, living room,  kitchen, and a small studio that can be converted into a second bedroom/ guest room, so it has a second WC. On the second floor are the more imtimate areas like the bedroom and bathroom.