St. Martin 16-18, Lausana

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St. Martin 16-18, Lausana

The St Martin 16-18 building for social housing, administrative units and workshops has an extraordinarily complex program.

The project reveals its strong urban calling, considering the city conditions when proposing a single building, delicately articulated but rotund and with a similar scale to the adjacent buildings.

In this way, its interior complex program is protected by the urban condition of the building. However, each piece of the program finds its ideal position inside the building ensemble and the building facades respond, regardless of their apparent homogeneity, with lighting conditions and sensibility to each of the interior uses.

It is a compact building with the maximum programmatic efficiency and its morphological economy provides urban clarity as well as a simple relationship with the difficult site topography.


Location Lausana, Suiza
Client Ville de Lausanne
Architects Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos
FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol Architects

Design team Agustín Martín, Jaime Álvarez, Verónica Fais, Cristina Cordero, Maria Pilar Recio
Renders Ignacio Llorente
Date 2015