Design/direction: Eduardo Delgado Orusco
Team: Javier Rincón Sánchez
The housing project for the young university students in the campus I+D of the University of Zaragoza can be understood as the result of a double design action: On the one hand the manipulation and treatment of the ground floor, and on the other hand the grouping of the residential units.
The first part of the project articulates the space reserved for the car parking, and resolves the encounter of the building with the floor as well as a series of facilities that mediate between the domestic and the academic space. This part occupies the front side of the parcel, defining the ‘width’ limit where these activities, organized in semi-underground spaces and having a natural treatment, take place.
In relation to the housing units, these are grouped in two aligned blocks. Each block is the result of the stacking of platforms on which an aligned series of housing units have been deposited without nevertheless occupying the entire surface of the platform. The free space remaining in each platform is used for circulation elements and horizontal services as well as for favoring the encounter with vegetation, acting as real extensions for the housing units.