January 16, 2012
The graphs shown here analyze the Belzunce, Díaz Mauriño and García Millán project in Bilbao, Spain. This proposal, winner of the competition Europan IV, involves the recovery of the lands of a disused mine next to a very densely populated working class neighbourhood. It is part of a zoning operation of the authors who then afterwards break up into different tasks, according to the division of the plot. This intervention is very directly connected to the project of the adjacent plot, which is the one that can hold the highest population density. The project is adapted to the slope and creates a block with no access to traffic. On this block, the buildings wind over a well-cared collective space. It tries a type of row house which also takes advantage of the difference in elevation to regulate the heights and places emphasis on the decks which, in this case, become a fifth spectacular façade. The scarce variety of types of homes is the least notable aspect.
a+t research group carried out an exhaustive analysis in the publication Dbook on collective housing’s contribution to the dense city covering 64 projects. Based on indicators such as floor area ratio, population density, building volumes, heights and uses, a comparative analysis giving examples of dense living was attained. With this forthcoming series of posts we would like to show some of the most significant examples contained in the book.
The data displayed in the diagrams refers to the comparative analysis of all the projects included in Dbook.
Pages from the Dbook.
DBOOK is out of print currently. it is available as online version.