The project consists in a refonovation of an old building built in 1953 and renovated as a commercial space on the ground floor with several layers of materials from different phases of reform in the neighborhood of Santa Catalina.
The Reformation consists in the union of a commercial space on the ground floor and an existing dwelling on the first floor.
The building has the typical characteristics of the neighborhood with facades aligned to road, three gangways per block and backyard traditionally called “corral”
On the ground floor we find a comercial place that has gone from being a butcher shop to bar in recent years.
The first floor is a house with acces by an existing community staircase.
The two floors are connected with a new staircase in the central space that gives access to all rooms minimizing the corridors and occupies the darkest part of the house.
The solution tries to visually connect the entrance through the garage with the patio, creating a cross ventilation.
It is about eliminating layers of materials that have been adhering in the successive reforms to find the original status.
The entrance is generated through the garage that aims to remember the entrances of the old palaces in the center of Palma, with doors that allowed ventilation to the street, thus generating a possible cross ventilation and lighting of the intermediate spaces.
Santa Catalina, Palma
(Pau Munar-Rafel Munar)