Triana Housing

Seville, Spain.

With the aim of strengthening the neighborhood’s identity, a high-rise residential building and mix-used public facility create a landmark on the site. The design intervention extends beyond the limits the plot as the project redraws its own boundaries through an installation of architectural elements in the surrounding urban environment. The layered roof of the public facility acts as a series of raised terraces that integrate into the street and form distinct connections within the site. Additionally, the high-rise residential building serves as a way-finding device and point of orientation, establishing visual links between the site and the city. The project intends to engage in a discussion about the role of residential buildings in the design of metropolitan icons. Why do we not monumentalize residential buildings?