La Boqueria

Taller d’arquitectura i disseny

Housing Cooperative La Balma

The objective of the cooperatives is to facilitate and guarantee access to decent and affordable housing for its members, with a maximum quota set according to call and legislation at € 7.82 / m2. We also propose that the building act as a “refuge for energy poverty”, and that the cost of housing comfort is reduced by more than 50%. Now we have the opportunity to make it possible.

From a realistic position and taking into account the available resources, the initial expense of the construction and use of the building is put in place in its useful life, considering the final economic impact of the user.

During the contest phase, a socio-economic diagnosis was made of the group of inhabitants and a participatory process to work on and reach this consensus proposal, where the user and the community play a leading role, and the building It is the infrastructure that accompanies them and allows them to evolve delivery from 3 social areas: the neighborhood, the community and the homes.


Work: In writing

Architects: LaBoqueria Taller de Arquitectura y Diseño + Lacol Cooperative Architecture

Location: Barcelona

Any project: 2018