Reus, Tarragona, Spain
Gaudi housing development was the Taller de Arquitectura first experience of urban design on the grand scale.
Geometrical patterns were of primary importance to the solution of the scheme. In this project an ars combinatoria of spatial “cells” simultaneously allows for open growth and hierarchical composition. The purpose of spatial organization is to facilitate man’s orientation. Orientation presupposes that the individual possesses and environmental image, that is an understanding of the spatial structure of the surroundings. The spatial organization of the Barrio Gaudi proves that this is so while satisfying the demand for order as well as the need for discovery.