FINALIST of Cyclist House


Cyclist House




Name: Irena Yi Serra Arroyo

Instagram: @irenayi

Nationality: Spain, Barcelona

Institution/Company: Architect

In the corridors of this Passive House, cooperative cyclists find more than just a refuge. It is an altar for their bicycles, a sacred corner where the spirit of cycling rises like incense. It is a space where the wheels spin in harmony with the universe, a tribute to the poetry of movement and the simplicity of freedom on two wheels.

This refuge blends technique and poetry, merging the principles of the Passive House with the philosophy of cooperative cycling. The walls breathe new construction methods, woven with cross-laminated timber (CLT), dancing in harmony with the sun through French doors and windows; the overhanging ceramic finished roof optimizes energy efficiency.

In the symbiosis between cyclists and structure, new ways of living emerge. The house stands as a beacon of sustainability towards a life that rejects conventions, offering not only a sanctuary for bicycles but also a guide to more resilient lives. Although this paradigm celebrates simplicity and efficiency, it is not without challenges. The inherent complexity raises questions about the balance between innovation and tradition, between the ancient dance of bicycles and the new choreography of passive architecture.

Jury Comments

  • Patrick Meijers | Orange Architects

Nice drawing of a building. No clear idea for the bicycle.


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