Social Housing in Vallecas



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    NO to a totally closed-off city block.

    YES to an open block which allows for:

    – sunlight and clarity through open spaces

    – structures of various sizes and heights

    – interior and exterior perspectives with allow for crossed views that are different and changing

    – diagonals which dance with the light permitting a variety of approaches  and quiet areas

    Instead of a uniform and monotonous corridor, poorly lit and with little ventilation, we propose, by removing and substituting the usual contiguous habitable structures, to widen the corridors and leave some of the buildings free standing in order to offer greater diversity, more light and better views.

    Key Facts

    Social Housing in Vallecas

    Client: Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda y el Suelo de Madrid
    Architects: Olalquiaga Arquitectos
    Location: Bulevar de la Naturaleza, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D y 10E, Vallecas, Madrid, España
    Purpose: Social Housing
    Built area: 9.590,00 m2
    Budget: 7.669.237,00 €
    Mechanical Engineer: JG Ingenieros
    Models: Jesús Resino
    Photography: Luis Cristóbal Serrano, Miguel de Guzmán
    Renderings: Estudio
    Collaborators: Javier Morales Luchena

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