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SE-30 HOUSING

Sevilla, Spain 1996-2000

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SE-30 HOUSING

Sevilla, Spain 1996-2000

The rapid development of Sevilla since the 1960’s has, like other Spanish regional capitals, led to the creation of dense, dispersed urban areas which have accentuated the discontinuities characterising the growth of modern cities. Agglomerations of self built dwellings have arisen in the fringe suburbs along with tall apartment blocks east of the city. In the 90’s, new infrastructures were built in the centre and periphery of Sevilla- the airport, the TGV station and freeways, with intersecting spaces and vacant land that generated the need for facilities and new housing. The SE-30 freeway is a physical barrier: aggressive due to the chemical and noise pollution it generates, but at the same time attractive in terms of its generation of a new perception of the city.

The flow of vehicles dictates the rules that generate the lines of freeways. From our cars we perceive a new urban reality populated by signs, overpasses, constructions that make it difficult to recognise the human scale of traditional architecture. Tackling the housing project proposed by EUROPAN under these circumstances not only required an effort to conjugate new lifestyles with the limitations imposed by reality but, above all, it required a reaction to the new condition of an architecture subjugated to unrelated decisions on infrastructures.
The new building is conceived as a series of screens against the road, a repetitive pattern with small but constant combinatory variations which we only perceive at high speed. Five large dihedrals, five real noise abatement panels shelter the houses from the freeway noise and open onto the interior of the site in a chain of community gardens. The geometry governing the formal structure of the buildings also marks the pattern of their construction system. Their modulation generates the image of the interior facades while at the same time providing an economic solution to the structural aspects of the garage and the building. This frame is covered by large prefab concrete panels shaped by diagonal undulating metal sheet moulds, stained with iron oxide in a deliberately irregular colour.

Multiple permutations of this single element produce infinite variations of sheen and opaqueness, colour and texture: they make a modest social housing project on a freeway transform unexpectedly into an almost musical sequence generated by lights and shadows, rhythms and silence, blocks and voids.
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SE-30 HOUSING

Sevilla, Spain 1996-2000

Client
Government of Andalucia
Architects 
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P.
Program
Residential
Total floor area
21.476 m²
Project team
Carlos Ballesteros
Mauro Herrero
Juan Carlos Redondo
Site supervision
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P.
Miguel Mesas Izquierdo
Luis Rodríguez
Structural engineer
Stufive, S.L.
Mechanical engineer
Geasyt ,S.A.
Models
Juan de Dios Hernández-Jesús Rey
Project dates
Competition: 1.996
Completion: 2.000
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SE-30 HOUSING

Sevilla, Spain 1996-2000

Monograph NS. 2014
Fuensanta Nieto Enrique Sobejano Architetture
Published by Electa Architecttura. Milan, Italy
Authors: Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano
ISBN: 978-88-9180-228-6
Page: 48 – 53
 
Book 37º23’N 5º59’W. SEVILLA CONTEMPORÁNEA ARQUITECTURA 2000-2010. 2011
Published by Accésit-Lugadero-Pipo. Sevilla, Spain
ISBN: 978-84-939175-0-0 / 978-84-939176-0-9 / 978-84-939218-0-4
Page: 128 – 129
 
Book EUROPEAN HOUSING CONCEPTS 1990-2010. 2009
Published by Editrice Compositori. Bologna, Italy
ISBN: 978-8-7794-690-4
Page: 336 – 337 
 
Book PREMIO ANDALUCÍA DE ARQUITECTURA 08. OBRA CONSTRUIDA. 2009
Published by Consejería de Vivienda y Ordenación del Territorio. Junta de Andalucía. Sevilla, Spain
ISBN: 978-84-7595-231-4
Page: 125 – 131 
 
Magazine UNITED PROJECT FILES nº 3. 2009
Published by Seibundo Shinkiosha Publishing Co. Ltd. Tokyo, Japan
ISBN: 978-4-416-60936-1
Page: 111
 
Book ON-SITE. ARQUITECTURA EN ESPAÑA, HOY. 2007 
Published by Promo Madrid S.A., Desarrollo Internacional de Madrid. Spain
ISBN-13: 978-84-611-2601-9
Author: Terence Riley 
Page: 136 – 137
 
Book SEVILLA 1995-2005. 2006
Arquitectura de una década
Published by COAS, FIDAS, Ayuntamiento de Sevilla. Spain
ISBN: 84-933738-8-5
Page: 274 – 275
 
Magazine ARQUITECTURA VIVA nº 104. 2006
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0214-1256 
Article: España desvelada. Introducción al Catálogo del MoMA
Author: Luis Fernández-Galiano
Page: 21 – 23
 
Newspaper METRO. 16.02.2006
Article: Los cimientos de la vanguardia
Author: Carol López
Page: 10
 
Newspaper LA VANGUARDIA. 8.02.2006 
Article: Nueva York se inspira en España
Author: Llátzer Moix
Page: 34
 
Newspaper LA RAZÓN. 8.02.2006 
Article: Desembarco autonómico en la muestra de arquitectura española en el MoMA
Author: Marta Torres
Page: 29
 
Magazine EL VIAJERO. 7.01.2006
Extra newspaper El País. Spain
Article: Ventanas a la nueva Sevilla. Vanguardia bajo el Sol
Author: Patricia Gonsálvez
Page: 4
 
Catalogue ON SITE: NEW ARCHITECTURE IN SPAIN. 2006 
Published by The Museum of Modern Art. New York, USA
ISBN: 978-0870704994
Author: Terence Riley 
Article: Contemporary Architecture in Spain: Shaking off the dust
Page: 128 – 129
 
Magazine EL PAIS SEMANAL. 29.01.2006
Extra newspaper El País. Spain
Article: España se proyecta
Author: Anatxu Zabalbeascoa
Page: 26
 
Newspaper EL MUNDO. 16.12.2005
Article: Las VPO españolas conquistan el MoMA
Author: A.F.
Page: 6
 
Book INNOVACIÓN EN VIVIENDA SOCIAL. 2005
Published by Structure. Barcelona, Spain
ISBN:  978-84-96263-28-4
Page: Cover, 64 –73
 
Book IV BIENAL IBEROAMERICANA DE ARQUITECTURA LIMA. 2004
Arquitectura Iberoamérica 04
Published by Tanais Ediciones, S.A. Sevilla, Spain
ISBN: 84-4960117-7
Page: 142 – 147
 
Book EUROPAN 1 TO 6 NEGOTIATED PROJECTS. 2004
Implementations
Published by Europan. Paris, France
ISBN: 2-915578-60-5
Page: 106 – 111
 
Book A+T DENSIDAD DENSITY. 2004
Published by a+t ediciones. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
ISBN: 84-609-2159-X
Page: 232 – 235
 
Book DESTELLOS AE2003. 2004
VII Bienal de Arquitectura Española 
Published by VII Bienal de Arquitectura Española. Madrid, Spain 
ISBN: 84-933250-3-1
Page: 116 – 121 
 
Book EUROPAN 7 España. 2004
El reto suburbano 
Published by Europan España. Madrid, Spain
ISBN: 84-931656-6-2
Page: 189
 
Book EN BLANCO. 2004
Primer Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura Blanca
Published by Ediciones Generales de la Construcción. Valencia, Spain
ISBN: 84-933540-2-3
Page: 132 – 141
 
Magazine ARQUITECTOS 167 nº 3. 2003
Published by Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0214-11241 
Page: 98 – 99 
 
Book VII BIENAL DE ARQUITECTURA ESPAÑOLA / 7th ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL. 2003
Published by Bienal de Arquitectura Española. Madrid, Spain
ISBN: 84-931656-5-4
Page: 214 – 225 
 
Magazine L’INDUSTRIA DELLE COSTRUZIONI nº 372. 2003
Published by Edilstampa srl. Rome, Italy
ISSN: 0579-4900
Page: 24 – 29 
 
Magazine AREA nº 68. 2003
Published by Il Sole 24 Ore Business Media srl. Milan, Italy
ISSN: 0394-0055
Page: 78 – 83 
 
Magazine BAUWELT nº 15. 2003
Published by Bertelsmann Springer Bauverlag GmbH. Gütersloh, Germany
ISSN: 0005-6855
Page: 16 – 21 
 
Magazine ON DISEÑO nº 240. 2003
Published by On Diseño, S.L. Barcelona. Spain
ISSN: 0210-2080
Page: 142 – 159 
 
Newspaper IL GIORNALE DELL'ARCHITETTURA nº 4. 2003
Article: Il progetto del mese. Un elemento modulare costruisce una barriera tra rumore e abitanti
Author: Michele Bonino
Page: 20 – 21 
 
Monograph BLANCO Y ROJO / RED AND WHITE. 2003
Viviendas para el nuevo paisaje urbano de Sevilla / Dwellings for the new urban landscape en Seville
Published by Europan - Untimely Books. Athens, Greece
ISBN: 960-7424-38-7
 
Magazine A+T nº 20. 2002
Densidad-Density II
Published by a+t ediciones. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
ISSN: 1132-6409
Page: 108 – 121 
 
Catalogue 20 PROYECTOS. 2002
Vivienda Colectiva
Published by Munilla-Lería. Madrid, Spain
ISBN: 84-89150-55-9
Page: 36 – 41 
 
Magazine ARQ/A nº 15. 2002
Published by Futurmagazine. Lisboa, Portugal
ISBN: 151722100
Page: 22 – 29
 
Magazine AV MONOGRAFÍAS / MONOGRAPHS nº 93/94. 2002
Yearbook
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0213-487X
Page: 152 – 156 
 
Magazine ARQUITECTURA VIVA nº 81. 2001
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0214-1256
Page: 64 – 67 
 
Book SPANISH PAVILION. 2000
7 Mostra Di Architettura. Biennale di Venecia 2000
Published by Electa España, S.A. Spain
ISBN: 84-8156-297-1 (English edition)                                                                       ISBN: 84-8156-296-3 (Spanish edition)
Page: 216 – 221
 
Magazine ARK nº 3. 1998
Published by Suomen Arkkitehtiliitto - Finlands Arkitektförbund SAFA. Helsinki, Finland
ISSN: 0783-3660
Page: 63
 
Catalogue EUROPAN España. 1997
Construir la ciudad sobre la ciudad
Published by Europan. Barcelona, Spain
Legal Deposit: M.30547-1996
Page: 58 – 59 
 
Catalogue International EUROPAN 4. 1997
Constructing the Town upon the Town
Published by Europan. Paris, France
ISBN: 2-9508526-5-3
Page: 38 – 39 
 
Magazine ARQUITECTURA VIVA nº 49. 1996
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0214-1256
Page: 30 – 31 
 
Magazine ARQUITECTOS nº 140. 1996
Published by Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España. Madrid, Spain           ISSN: 0214- 1124
Page: 72 – 73
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SE-30 HOUSING

Sevilla, Spain 1996-2000

Selected Andalucía Prize of Architecture 2008
 
Mention Prize of Implementations Europan 1 to 4. 2006
 
Finalist IV Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura. 2004
 
Finalist VII Bienal Española de Arquitectura. 2003