Santa Clara project
Refurbished building in the heart of Girona
Santa Clara 11 is located in one of the best areas of Girona's old town, in front of the river. The aim of Constuccions Busquets is to transform the building, a dense office building from the 70s, into a new dynamic living typology. A new light courtyard is proposed. It is conceived as a modern, transparent and luminous space, open to the sky. As the heart of the building, it provides light, ventilation and character to the dwellings and the public.
It is defined in glass blocks in the tradition of the North European gallery, as in the Viennese Otto Wagner modernist DS. There are 2 flats per floor, of these 4 floors. On the ground floor, the 2 flats have a terrace of 100 m2, and on the 4th floor they are duplex penthouses of 450m2.
Santa Clara is a street with buildings built on both sides. Occasionally there are openings forming small squares. Just in front of building number 11 we find one of these large openings that offers a more open perspective of the river Onyar and with views of the river façade, the Pont de Pedra, the Rambla de la Llibertat and the ascent to the Pont de Pedra. Thanks to this, the building of the present project, observed from the outside, becomes a virtual part of the river elevation of the river.