Not just Spain there, the UK, France etc has plenty of awful 60’s crap build in towns and cities, office blocks, housing etc, some of it being listed now, there seemed to be a general tower, square, block look then, I think a firm called Gough Cooper built a lot in the South East of UK 🙄
No kidding. What astounds me is the lack of planning oversight when adding additional units atop some of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona. There is rarely a setback – they build to the existing building’s facade, and often there is no effort at all to blend with the existing structure.
Having written that, I must disclose that we live in one of the ugliest buildings in Barcelona. It’s only positives is that it blends so much with the surrounding buildings that it is not noticed, it is somewhat hidden by trees, is in/near multiple green zones, is close to the beach and we have a fantastic sobreatico, with both east and west facing terraces.
Here is yesterday’s sunrise from the east terrace:
In this instance as they blend with the existing buildings. I feel that two wrongs in this instance sort of becomes right.
Ah…no. Regardless of how ugly they are, there needs to be a uniform height limit, either all the same height or the height of any new build can be the median between its adjacent buildings. Corners can be higher or lower, but in Barcelona they are often lower, to allow more light and air into the ‘chaflans.’
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