Authors: Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernández Minguillón. Collaborators: Luis Fernández del Arco, Roberto Erviti, Miguela Modrego, Pablo Branchi, Ana Moral. Technical Architects: Michel Aldaz García-Mina, Oscar Fernández. Engineering: Urgein S.L. Developer: MRA. Contractor: Unión Constructora, S.A. Project date: July 2001. Completion Date: March 2004. Gross external area: 15,133 sqm. Awards: Premios APCE 2004, Categoría Vivienda Libre.
The project for these fixed price properties, plot M2-1, is inserted into the rigid existing layout, surrounded by free public use spaces. The volume planned for the tower is based around a single core that avoids the almost compulsory configuration of having a central courtyard, which is inflexible and fairly pointless in climates such as that of Cantabria. This organic and singular form achieves contrasts with the more rational form of the surrounding blocks, in harmony with its perimeter position in the layout.
The building, which aims to provide maximum sun exposure and the best views, has been designed in accordance with criteria of industrialised construction. The building envelope comprises two-tone grey prefabricated concrete panels. All the exterior elements are made from aluminium or PVDF metal panels to avoid rusting. Inside, following these same criteria, the walls have been made from laminated plaster panels and the floors are covered in laminate wood flooring. On the top floor and on the terraces and corners, achieved by cutting strips of prefabricated concrete, the building’s ‘second skin’ has been left uncovered, showing the blue mortar that engages in dialogue with the prefabricated concrete and provides the development’s identifying feature.
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Mimoa. (Página consultada el 02 de junio de 2011). 166 Residential properties in Camargo. [On-line]. Dirección URL: http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Santander/166%20Residential%20properties%20in%20Camargo