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Social housing in La Marina, Barcelona - EVA - Spain
  • Social housing in La Marina, Barcelona - EVA - Spain
  • Social housing in La Marina, Barcelona - EVA - Spain
  • Social housing in La Marina, Barcelona - EVA - Spain
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Social housing in La Marina, Barcelona - EVA - Spain
EVA - Estudio Vivas Arquitectos

EVA is an office established in 2006 by César Vivas Millaruelo and Cristian Vivas Millaruelo with its headquarters in Barcelona focused on urbanism, landscape, architecture and design fields with assignments in both public and private sectors.

Cristian Vivas was born in Barcelona in 1978. Graduated from the ETSAV, Escuela Superior de Arquitectura del Valles, Barcelona in 2004. Has collaborated at several architecture and landscape offices in Beijing, Dubai and Barcelona before developing his own work as EVA.

César Vivas was born in Barcelona in 1975. Graduated from the ETSAB, Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona in 2002. He also studied at Universität Hannover,Architecktur&Landschaftarchitektur in Germany. Has collaborated at several architecture and landscape offices in Berlin and Barcelona before developing his own work as EVA.

EVA ranges from conceptualization of ideas and proposals to project implementation and development with the collaboration of technicians and consultants. With a creative, pragmatic and multidisciplinary approach, it works in many fields, from the territorial and urban scale to the architecture and design in small scale, using criteria that take into consideration at the same level formal, spatial and functional issues as well as economical, environmental and social aspects to ensure the sustainable development of the projects.

EVA is currently developing several projects in Barcelona, among them housing for the elderly under construction, social housing, a school for mentally disabled, several apartment renovations and a restaurant in progress. In addition EVA is working on a strategic Masterplan for urban renewal in Murcia and is beginning a project for a single family house in Córdoba.

EVA has won several awards and prizes mainly in national and also international competitions. Its work has been widely published and exposed, both in national and international media. EVA has been invited to give lectures and participate in workshops in national universities.

Project Description
The neighborhood of La Marina del Prat Vermell is the latest modification of a part of the city in constant evolution with the challenge of defining a new neighborhood of mixed uses integrated in the city of Barcelona. The proposal seeks to balance the three scales facing a housing building (city, community and housing), working with the three in parallel and generating intermediate spaces of transition between each one.
Starting from the maximum volume defined in the planning, and taking advantage of the flexibility that it offers, the building is divided in three independent blocks supported on a common base. Each of the blocks is articulated adapting to the different immediate contexts, orientations and program. This porosity introduces in the original volume diversity, visuals and volumetric relationships.
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