La Borda

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Designed
Barcelona, Spain

Produced
Barcelona, Spain

Located
Barcelona, Spain
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La Borda

Cooperative Living in Barcelona, Spain

The 28-unit La Borda defines itself as the first housing cooperative using the “cession of use” model in Barcelona, Spain. Built on public land with a 75-year leasehold, the nonprofit cooperative owns the building and cedes the right to use of the dwelling to its members, grouped into units of cohabitation, and acquired by paying an entry fee and maintained with an affordable monthly fee. The entry fee is returned if the tenant leaves the cooperative. The involvement of different actors (including architects) became an opportunity to rethink the production of social housing as a bottom-up experience. Construction was financed with future residents making 20% deposits/down payments, which are returned to residents when they leave.

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Barcelona, Spain
2018
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Lacol
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28 units

58 bedrooms

7 stories
Midrise

6,749 SF
Footprint

33,000
Total SF

569
SF/Occupant

 

Proposal Origins


Designed
Barcelona, Spain

Produced
Barcelona, Spain

Located
Barcelona, Spain

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