Fondo, Santa Coloma de Gramenet

Spanish demo neighbourhood

It is a typical newly built urban project, a multi-family building comprising 38 housing units. The apartments are developed and will be managed by the public housing provider INCÀSOL.

Developed by: incasol

Neighbourhood approach

The regional housing agency (Agència de l’Habitatge de Catalunya) accompanies, communicates, and effectively engages residents with their new home, and supervises building operations, Facilities will be shared at a neighbourhood level with a medical
centre. An energy manager will be in charge of monitoring and optimizing the needs and energy production of both buildings.

Passive systems
  • Optimised insulation for each façade;
  • inertia of elements;
  • shadows (to control overheating in summer);
  • control the absorbency of materials;
  • and optimal ratio of windows in facades.
Active systems
  • Centralized heat pump for domestic hot water and heating supplied by photovoltaic panels.
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