Gironella is a town that has grown in the past few decades divided by the Llobregat River. The historic centre is on the top a hill some 20 metres from the right bank of the river, while the modern part of the town is located on the other bank. This project proposes the insertion of an elevator to improve accessibility to the old town and promote the urban connection between the two parts of the town, encouraging the use of the historic centre and preventing the risk of social exclusion. The selection and placement of materials was determined by a set of criteria related to industrial buildings, economic concerns (low cost, ease of installation and zero maintenance), climatic considerations (sun protection for the elevator cab, ventilation of the shaft) and the possibility to create an entry for indirect light.
New access to the historic centre of Gironella
Carles Enrich arquitectura + urbanismo
Architects: Adriana Campmany, Àngel Rosales, Ada Sánchez; Structure: MA+SAad