Espurna Foundation

It is a complex building project: a residence for social purposes in which housing is accompanied by spaces for activities of other nature; leisure, educational and labour. Special attention has been paid to the configuration and design of communal spaces, trying to foster relationships within users’ community.

The two apartments per level projected have access from the common area. Housing daytime areas and shared spaces are connected to the courtyard, which is proposed as the focus point for all activities in the building.

In our proposal open spaces form part of the communal elements. They are destined for users’ recreational activities. These areas include: the roof over the ground floor, accessible from the mezzanine; the roof above communal spaces on the third floor; and the solarium above the housing, on the covered terrace.