mieres social housing
131 viviendas protegidas en mieres
address/dirección :mieres, asturias
developer/promotor :sepes. ministerio de vivienda
2006_viva international competition. first prize. built
2011_XI BEAU SPANISH BIENALE_ARCHITECTURE PRIZE
2011_selected project for the V ENOR ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
2011_higly comended project. AR+D AWARDS FOR EMERGING ARCHITECTURE 2011
despite being in the middle of an urban building mass, you can find limited views of the fields and meadows in the valley located in the
higher part of the surrounding mountains. Our first aim was to recover this double quality of the place, making the project urban and rural at
the same time. It was essential to model the rigid traditional urban block of seven different heights to end up building a new volume of
variable heights (three to seven stories), containing the complete residential program required.
We wanted the building to match the environment, voids and cuttings which allowed the view of the mountains in the empty spaces between
the buildings, fragments of the Asturian landscape in the distance, enabling the sun and the air to enter the inner space at the same time.
© photocredits: roland halbe