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    BBK Sarriko Residence

    CLIENT: Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa

    SERVICES: Integrated project and construction management, Architecture and engineering projects, Site supervision

    YEAR: 2012

    COUNTRY: Spain

    he Sarriko BBK Centre combines two differentiated uses: it is an old people’s home mainly and a low-rent apartment block for young people. The main challenge is embodied by the idea of a building capable of evolving so that it can gradually go from its first use to its second, without hardly any renovation works. The building overlooks the new Sarriko Square and completes the modernization of this part of Bilbao initiated by the construction of the new Music Conservatory and the Underground station. Designed as a block staggering over several levels, the project has a smaller total volume than the building which previously occupied the plot. The home is conceived so as to demand very little energy. These needs are covered by high efficiency equipment which offers great levels of comfort to the users, who have control over the ventilation in every room. As to sustainability, the building has been LEED certified.

    ARCHITECTURE - ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN