How a building can help decarbonise the world

Jul 24, 2023 | Collaborative work, Energy efficiency, Environmental sustainability, Industrialized construction, Social housing

The Casernas J56 project will contain 56 dwellings and a kindergarten on the ground floor of the building, as well as communal areas. The entire project has been developed with high standards of sustainability and health for its inhabitants.

The 4-storey Casernes J56 building, designed by VIVAS ARQUITECTOS and Exe Arquitectura, was conceived as a collaborative model, together with Constructora del Cardoner and 011h, commissioned by IMHAB (Barcelona Municipal Housing Institute).

We have devised the project by promoting a new way of designing and building through digitalisation and the use of circular materials, putting people at the centre.
Developing projects in collaboration with other companies in the sector that prioritise people, with a high concept of health and sustainability, reinforces our constructive ideals.

The 56 houses in Casernes will be built in a few months thanks to the industrialised construction provided by this construction model. We estimate that it will use some 685,35 tonnes of wood produced 100% in the Basque Country. The use of wood encourages careful forest management and promotes assisted or natural regeneration of forests, thus minimising possible devastation caused by global warming. The wood used in Casernes will save 1,318 tonnes of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to taking more than 642 cars off the road for a year. Carlos Llibre, project manager of 011h, pointed out that they highlight “the innovative conception of EXE.ARQUITECTURA and VIVAS ARQUITECTOS in the design of the project with criteria of maximum industrialisation and environmental sustainability”

If you want to know more about the beginnings of this project you can visit the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona website

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