60 Social Housing Visocan

60 Social Housing Visocan

A Canary Government building of 60 flats and semi-subterranean garages built very close to the motorway on a site with a considerable gradient.

In order to fully exploit the topography, a building on different levels was constructed, using steps as a means of division into two blocks. The garages follow similar lines and contain low gradient ramps, enabling natural ventilation and lighting in the parking area.

The fundamental and sustainable character of the building consists of large fin-like structures which offer acoustic protection to the living quarters and take window-sills and compartments for the blinds are contained.

Architects: Fernando Menis, Felipe Artengo Rufino, José Maria Rodriguez Pastrana.

Location: La Laguna. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

Use: Residential.

Client: Cabildo Insular of Tenerife.

Status: Built 1998.

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