El Bruc Residencial | David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

• August 2, 2011

It is a very honest and plain building, a wysiwyg building. Due to the small size of the building, it provides an image of unity and compactness of the material.

David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

El Bruc Residential, is located just outside the old town centre of El Bruc. It is a new public building for single-family housing development, with a social and cultural use, which consists in a multiuse room for the neighbors, a little bar and a toilet. The architect was asked to design a neighborhood meeting point, a place for popular parties and celebrations, and other activities such as conferences and courses. It is planned for a capacity of 20-30 people simultaneously and located next to a public playground and a small sports court for the community.

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El Bruc Residencial, image courtesy David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

The program areas are distributed in just one floor. A covered entrance porch, communicates directly with the multipurpose room. At the opposite end of the entrance, there are other complementary services (small bar, toilet, storage and cleaning room).

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El Bruc Residencial, image courtesy David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

The hardness of the concrete contrasts with the pines’ apparent fragility.

It is a very honest and plain building, a wysiwyg building. Due to the small size of the building, it provides an image of unity and compactness of the material.

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El Bruc Residencial, image courtesy David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

The facade is the structure, the structure defines the material and the security grille provides an integral texture to the fa?ade. The geometry clearly defines people and light entrance volumes. The result is an integral, durable and engaging building.

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El Bruc Residencial, image courtesy David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

It has given most importance to energy efficiency, such as thermal and acoustic insulation, water saving systems and rainwater recovery for garden irrigation.

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El Bruc Residencial, image courtesy David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

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El Bruc Residencial, image courtesy David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

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El Bruc Residencial, image courtesy David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

+ Project credits / data

Multiuse building and Meeting Point – El Bruc Residencial
Design: 2009
Construction: 2010
Location: El Bruc Residencial, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain.
Type: Public building
Program: Multiuse room, bar, toilet, storage and cleaning room.
Size: 95.75 m2
Budget: 186.300€

Architects: David Oliva + Elisenda Planas | http://www.sp25.es/
Engineering: LAVOLA, S.L.
Structure: CRAE,S.L.
Client: Ajuntament El Bruc / Diputació de Barcelona.
Photo Credits: David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

+ All images and drawings courtesy David Oliva + Elisenda Planas

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