Housing and modular prefabrication in the Gothic Quarter. APPROP by Straddle3 + Eulia Arkitektura + Yaiza Terré

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Project team
David Juárez (Straddle3), Jon Begiristain (Eulia Arkitektura), Yaiza Terré.
Oihana García, Paula Kobeaga, Ibai Lamarca , Pere Estevez. Equipo técnico.- Vilo Projects, Ordeic, Societat Orgànica.
Municipality of Barcelona, Department of Social Rights.
UTE Constècnia+Eurocatalana.
816.00 m².
Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain.

Jon Begiristain

Jon Begiristain. Doctor of Architecture, since the mid-nineties combines professional work in the Eulia Arkitektura office with teaching at the ETSA in Donostia at EHU / UPV. He has developed projects in fields as diverse as housing, self-construction, light structures or landscape projects. Member of the M-etxea collective since its foundation and of the Collective Architectures network and ATRI.city since its inception.

David Juarez Latimer-Knowles. Straddle3

Straddle3 is an active collective in Barcelona since 1998 that develops processes of urban citizen participation for the recovery of the industrial and cultural fabric, temporary and permanent interventions in public spaces and buildings, or cases of self-construction from recycled materials.

They are founding members of the international network of Collective Architectures, founded in 2007. AACC is a network of people and groups interested in cooperative processes aimed at caring for and transforming environments.
David Juarez Latimer-Knowles. Architect, founding member of Straddle3 and Collective Architectures. It has developed citizen participation projects on the recovery of cultural, industrial buildings and public spaces, as well as innovative projects in the field of housing. He has given talks, courses and workshops in different countries, participated in various publications and is one of the promoters of ATRI.city.


Yaiza Terré (Barcelona, 1980) is an architect accredited by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Vallès in 2006, with Pere Riera as tutor. She complemented her studies in Switzerland at the "Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio" and was taught by Aires Mateus and Peter Zumthor. Art director for film by “Estudio de Cine” school of Barcelona in 2013.

She collaborated with various architecture firms: Aires Mateus (Lisbon), and Boch-Tarrús architects (Barcelona), among others. In 2008 she founded her own studio in Barcelona, where she is currently developing her architectural activity. Principally, this arises from public competitions and occasionally from private commisions. Her projects largely revolve around the renovation and reinterpretation of spaces, and are based on reuse and recycling.




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