• Place C. Zamora 70-76. BCN
  • Client Glenwell
  • Type Offices
  • Total built area 13.300 m²
  • Completion date Work in progress

Zamora 70 and Zamora 73 is a grouping of four buildings that incorporate different uses and address different urban planning issues. These include the railway track, the changes of level of Carrer Pallars as it passes over Carrer Zamora, party walls between neighbouring buildings of different heights, listed Catalan modernist industrial buildings, a pneumatic waste collection station, and the different building lines of the historic areas (Pere IV) and the Eixample.

The proposed scheme for Zamora 73 is an L-shaped building that resolves the junction with the party wall, is aligned with the railway and open to the park, so connecting Carrer Pallars and Carrer Zamora. It is located above the pneumatic waste collection station. Encouraging the creation of spaces, the building has a ground floor and six upper floors, with street-level access and access to the park on the ground floor or first floor, depending on street height on each side. The building has a number of terraces.

On the Zamora 70 side, two of the three Catalan modernist industrial warehouses and the façade of the third have been retained. The building that acts as backdrop for the development, which abuts the Pallars building, articulates the two building axes (Pere IV and Eixample), and is cantilevered over the façade of the Catalan modernist buildings. The retained industrial buildings have roofs with Catalan vaults, which once restored will form another façade. The final building with its square footprint abuts Carrer Zamora. Its hollowed out ground floor allows passage to the inner courtyard.
The development is unified by a façade treated with extruded ceramics and regular fenestration. Zamora 70 provides the backdrop for the industrial buildings but seeks also to be a texture and a something of an obstacle and so leave pride of place to the restored industrial buildings.

Committed to the promotion of sustainable architecture, the buildings hold LEED and WELL Platinum certifications.