What if the defensive protection against noise could be left behind in favour of an offensive program of opening up, establishing a consistent multiple orientation and high porosity?
The task was to create a development of around 150 subsidized apartments and retail spaces on the ground floor. The location in a heterogeneous peripherial area gave rise to the question of how an island-like identity could be formed - lending the housing a characteristic interior space and delimiting it from the outside, while still communicating a sense of openness.
POINT CLOUD WITH PANORAMA The structure is organized in two open clusters of five slender point blocks each, surrounding a quiet space in between. The blocks are staggered and their heights nuanced in such a way that most of the apartments open up along the corners, thus enjoying a clear panoramic view.