RESTORATION OF 83 HOUSES ON THE ONYAR RIVER, GIRONA

Girona / 1982 | 1983-1984 / 9.290 m2

 

Awarded with the +10 Prize 2018 by the Architects Association of Catalonia.
Awarded at the ACCA Prizes by Art Criticism 1984.
Construmat prize 1985.


Public and unitary intervention of rehabilitation of 83 buildings in very poor conditions of conservation, which form one of the most representative images of the city. The intervention tires to stop the degradation and to improve the conditions of habitability of the housings, installing new baths, re-doing openings and missing elements, reforming the covers and eliminating strange elements. The general coloration, with a chromatic range, derived from the natural lands (ocre’s, almagro’s and sienna’s) chosen from a previous study of the original coloration of the old town, tries to show the division of the medieval lots and to notice the projecting bodies respect those of the original front, complementing the volumetric richness of the set.