Villaverde Housing



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    NO to a totally closed-off city block.

    YES to an open block which allows for:

    – maximum sunlight in the living spaces and in the common spaces at the centre of the block

    – constructions of different heights along the perimeter of the block in order to let the sunlight in

    – double exposure homes with the day rooms facing south

    – a platform for access at the level that has an area of arcades along its perimeter while in the center are spaces for common use, including gardens, game room and the possibility of a swimming pool which would take advantage of the maximum sunlight at the center of the block.

    Key Facts

    Social Housing in Villaverde-Butarque, Madrid. 2009
    3rd Prize

    Client: Municipal Housing and Land Company of Madrid
    Architects: Olalquiaga Arquitectos
    Location: Parcela RC-13 del PP.17202 de la UZP.1.05. Villaverde-Butarque, Madrid, Spain
    Purpose: Residential
    Built area: 13.773,00 m2
    Budget: 11.029.000,00 €
    Mechanical Engineer: JG Ingenieros
    Models: Jesús Resino
    Photography: Luis Cristóbal Serrano
    Renderings: Estudio
    Collaborator: Javier Morales Luchena

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