Palma de Mallorca
We were faced with the challenge of designing a residential complex for 96 homes in the well-known Nou Llevant zone of Palma, an area in full development in the southeast of the city, conceived as a new and dynamic residential, business and service district.
Just a few minutes’ walk from the Portixol beach, these homes are distributed in two 7-storey apartment blocks parallel to each other in a north-south direction, and two additional blocks with lower heights arranged perpendicular to the former, containing duplex homes. The four blocks are arranged around a large central landscaped space, mostly for community use, from which all homes are accessed.
Our design strategies responded to the challenge of obtaining quality spaces in all homes, while ensuing maximum use of the plot thanks to a variety of home-type solutions. All homes have large terraces, giving continuity to the interior space and allowing them to enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Palma.
One determining factor for the design of the ensemble was to achieve the maximum energy rating A, corresponding to a substantial reduction in C02 emissions, and a significant reduction in the building’s energy demands. Thus, both passive and active strategies were used to provide the building with the latest measures in terms of sustainability and energy savings. The façade design combines blind panels, glazing and sun protection elements in a zigzag pattern, with warm-looking, dynamic results.