Francesc Macià 10 reinvents what it means for a building to be at one with the environment. From the concept design and construction through to its daily operation, we gave new life to an urban treasure whilst protecting nature.
Average annual energy consumption is less than half that of a comparable building. Cutting-edge technologies, double glazed windows with low-emissivity coatings or electric vehicle charging points contribute to minimizing the carbon footprint.
Solar thermal technology covers 71,8% of the building’s hot water needs; an optimal percentage that reduces the amount of fuel needed to bring the hot water up to a useable temperature.
Some 80% of the 6,700 tons of waste generated during construction entered a new life cycle as building materials or recycled products. Innovative on-site solutions allow for sustainable waste management throughout the building’s lifecycle.
With 500 square meters of plant life, the project achieves a significant net gain in biodiversity.
Innovative measures in lighting, mechanical and management systems mean efficiency can be monitored and controlled over the long-term.
The building’s links to the natural environment can be initially witnessed by the expansive use of natural materials, the inward flood of sunlight, or the abundant green space and plant life.
This is only a part of the reason why Francesc Macià 10 was the first residential building in Spain to receive BREEAM certification. Details matter and sensitivity to the natural world is part of the DNA of the building.
Residents can benefit from the following features:
Together, these features represent the cutting edge of design and innovation. Alongside Francesc Macià 10’s suite of wellness facilities, they offer occupants a new perspective on how a home can promote a rich and mindful lifestyle.