COR

COREA

classification:
area:
year:
status:
location:
type:
pem:
prizes:
Private house
48,000 m2
2007
Idea   
Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
call for ideas
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1st prize
architect:
workshop team:

David García Martínez, Antón Chacártegui Carbó

Miquel Angel Cantallops, Kiko Tous Berga

The private competition consisted of an unsubsidized housing program proposal, according to some demographic and needs studies provided in the rules. It was about renewing Can Redó district, known as 'Corea' in Palma de Mallorca. The district built in the 50's and nicknamed 'the homes of Generalissimo', has been degraded both socially and constructively in recent years.

The proposal seeks to break with the rationalism of the previous one, creating an ample interior green space that releases the congested area. The whole new construction is located within the perimeter and rises 9m high, eliminating almost all the lower floors and allowing only small businesses or locals organized around the communication cores. This results in a direct contact between the district and the interior garden.

COR