Collective Housing in Rua do Monte

Setúbal, 2022

Client - IHRU (Instituto da Habitação e Reabilitação Urbana)

Competition - 2nd Prize

Location - Setúbal, Portugal

GPS - 38°31'18.4"N 8°52'17.6"W

Site Area - 8 466 m2

Built Area - 10 242 m2(housing) | 1 538 m2(commercial)

Budget - 12 742 000,00€ + IVA


João Branco + Paula del Río


Inês Massano

Inês Bailão


Supernova Visual

The project comprises the construction of 100 apartments in two longitudinal buildings positioned along the adjacent streets. This set up focuses on densifying the constructed area, freeing the plot in the centre and the limit with the Avenida Bela Vista, creating a garden area and generous public space.

The park has an informal playground, community gardens and also commercial outdoor spaces to be implemented on the ground floor of the buildings, accompanied by a pergola for shading.

The volumetric solution of the new buildings is compact and seeks to give urban continuity, enabling all houses to be organized with the best possible solar orientation and views.