Puig i Cadafalch, 1973-1975


Location:  Mataró, Barcelona

Architects: Oscar Tusquets Blanca and Lluís Clotet


Quantity Surveyor: Vicente Miranda

Built area: 3.500 m2


Prize for the best building in 1975. Mataró City Council

Design for a whole city block of very low-cost housing. The volumetric solution obviates the need for light wells. All the rooms in the apartments look onto the exterior and the garden space in the centre receives sunlight in the afternoon. The accesses and vertical communications are grouped into only two cores. A proposal for decent social housing.