Architects: Juan F. Vidaurreta
Location: Duquessa d’Orleans 16 (Barcelona)
Floor space: 577 m² including a ground floor, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors and a loft.

This 577 m² residential building in the Sarrià district of Barcelona was renovated by the architect Juan F. Vidaurreta in 2016. The renovation project included the conversion of a commercial space on the ground floor into a fifth residential unit, maintaining the existing facade and the building’s interior structure.

This rehabilitation and reform project required a complete overhaul of the building’s interior spaces. By installing an elevator in the courtyard, each resident now has direct access to his or her unit on each one of the building’s five floors.

The renovation of the building envelope’s exterior surfaces presented an opportunity to update the thermal and acoustic insulation of facades and roofs. Despite the use of high quality finishes and equipment to modernize this multi-family residential building, Juan F. Vidaurreta managed to preserve its original identity.