"Walden 7" Residential Complex
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Area: 50000 m²
Features: "Vertical city". Concrete frame, brick and ceramic facing
Client: Private client
Author: Manuel Nunez Yanowsky, Taller de Arquitectura
Date and phase: Project and construction 1970-1973

Architects: Manuel Nunez Yanowsky together with J.A.Goytisolo, E. Bofill, R.Bofill, S. Vergano, F.Guardia, A. Bofill, S. Clotas, R. Guardia, P. Hodkinson, J. Malagarriga, R.Collado.

Large residential complex «Walden 7» in Barcelona, envisaged the concept of the «vertical city» with complicated three-dimensional development of volumes and spaces.

The project is based on the system of module proliferation in an urban scale. The cubic modules 5,3 x 5,3 x 5,3 meters comprise two housing blocks, by moving in three dimensions, creating inner plazas and courtyards. Each housing block is 16 floors high. The opposite sides of the courtyards are connected with the inner bridges.

The dwellings can have 1,2,3 or 4 modules.

The project is realized with in-situ concrete framework and facing  with brickwork and ceramic tiles.

Photos and drawings - the archives of Taller de Arquitectura.