BBK Sarriko Residence
The Sarriko BBK Centre combines two differentiated uses: it is an senior citizens rest home and a low-rent apartment block for young people.
Senior citizens rest homes and apartment complex 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.