Site: Premià de Dalt, Barcelona
Use: Residential


The 24 officially protected homes are located in the municipality of Premiá de Dalt, in the Can Werboom area. The construction is placed horizontally within the site and is scaled to adapt to the slope of the street. The roof parallel to this level completes the set.

The facade is aligned to the Sant Pere stream, therefore, it is proposed to place the building occupying the first 11.67m, leaving the remaining space as patios, to move the rear facade away from the single-family homes located inside the block. The building is understood as a single linear block with a ground floor plus two floors, although it is occasionally perforated to achieve permeability between the Riera de Sant Pere and the interior of the block. Below the continuous roof there is a large space that functions as an entrance to the dwellings.

The access to the ground floor dwellings is through a porch that provides a certain amount of privacy and keeps the door away from the street. In the first floor we find the hall, the kitchen and the living room; in the second the three rooms, the bathroom, a service and a distributor are arranged. All the rooms are exterior, except for the bathroom and the service, which have forced ventilation. The houses have a terrace that overlooks the inner courtyard of the block. The common access for the dwellings is through the porch-door that connects Calle de la Riera de Sant Pere and the interior, where there is a nucleus made up of a staircase and an adapted elevator that connects the ground floor with the second floor, where there are the entrances of each house. These dwellings are also resolved with overlapping.

Project Name:Can Werboom Dwellings
Site:Can Weboom, Premià de Dalt, Barcelona
Use: Residential
Project date: 1999
Construction end date: 2001
Floor area: 4.040,00 m²

Authors: Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna i Colldefors
Contributors: David Soldevila
Surveyors: Jaume Huget
Facilities: Xavier Brullet
Structure: Manuel Arguijo y Asociados S.L.