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Renovation of Santa Águeda Apartments

The Santa Águeda apartment complex is an ambitious touristic development project in Benicàssim, Castelló, by MBM architects, whose initials represent the names of its owners – Josep Maria Martorell, Oriol Bohigas and David Mackay.This project was originally part of a commission by the renowned art critic, Tomás Llorens, and was started in 1965, although it was never fully built. The project proposes a new form of urban organisation aimed at touristic housing, different from the standard layout of detached bungalows and pseudo rationalist apartments that began to spread along the Mediterranean coastline in the sixties. The architects and the client, Tomás Llorens, scoured the towns of Castelló, seeking in popular architecture a reference for a new form of organisation. The project sets out to recapture, perhaps naively, the “psychological habitability” of the area’s small towns in the face of their isolation and uprooting by big cities and crowdedtourist areas.In 2005 we undertook its renovation, as the original had deteriorated with the passing of years and many of the original materials had been replaced. We were so excited by the design and execution of this project that we were driven to undertake major research and take on the renovation of this iconic residential complex. See more

Description: Housing building remodel Santa Águeda.

Situation: Avda. Ferrandis Salvador, 32. Benicàssim. (Castellón)

Year: 2006 | Area: 7844m2 | Typology: Rehabilitación

Arquitectos: Jaime Sanahuja, Emilio Cubillos, Mar Nadal

Felipe García, quantity surveyor

Builder: Caprival, S.L.

Promoter: Comunidad de propietarios

Photography: Lluís Casals