El Croquis 219 IBAVI (2019-2023)

The Balearic Social Housing Institute (IBAVI) is a public body attached to the Mobility and Housing Ministry of the Government of the Balearic Islands. Since 1986, its main objective has been the promotion & rental of social housing. The IBAVI collaborates with other organisations in the management of subsidies and mortgage guarantees, among other activities, all of them designed to facilitate and improve access to housing for the region. It also manages the Balearic Islands public housing stock (1753 social rental homes in 2019). The goal is to increase the stock to 3000 dwellings.  Experienced, well-known teams as well as emerging talents have provided examples of an architectural language, based on a change of model to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals prioritise maximum comfort using passive criteria to reduce energy poverty, the use of preferably local materials with a low CO2 footprint, and the inclusion of a different gender perspective in the design. The IBAVI’s work has been published and exhibited extensively, and has won several awards (such as the AE Emerging Award 2022).

Madrid, 2023, 24 x 34 cm, 380pp, illustrated, Paperback.


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