Typical Block - Eixample (Ensanche)
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|basic project statistics|
|gross building area||57440|
|site area||12300 sq. m|
|families w/ children||0|
During implementation, however, the plan suffered many transformations. The typical blocks initially with an open layout became closed, and the courtyards were built up rather than remaining as open space. Changing ordinances eventually allowed for buildings to grow in height and depth, considerably increasing the density of the plan. Consequently, many of the Eixample blocks today have varying building forms, which reveal the evolution of ordinances over time.
The block selected as a case study was chosen since it contains buildings representative of these various ordinances. Using plans, sections and aerial images, a 3D massing model was generated and used to calculate the Gross Floor Area (GFA) and Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of the selected block. "
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