Social Housing in Valleca´s Eco-boulevard

Social Housing in Valleca´s Eco-boulevard

Architect
Olalquiaga Arquitectos
Location
Valleca´s Eco-boulevard, Madrid, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2013
Category
Social Housing
Imagen subliminal / Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Moreno
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
WindowsSCHÜCO
Common areas cladding and floorsBreinco
BlindsDurmi
RoofIntemper española, s.l.
FacadePAREXGROUP SA

Product Spec Sheet
Windows
by SCHÜCO
Common areas cladding and floors
by Breinco
Blinds
by Durmi
Roof
by Intemper española, s.l.
Facade

Social Housing in Valleca´s Eco-boulevard

Olalquiaga Arquitectos as Architects


The housing development in Vallecas is the main urban planning development in Madrid today. It is almost completely organised in a homogenous pattern of closed square blocks of 75 meters a side. The plot for the competition occupies three thirds of such a block.


In the the project submitted to the competition we stated:

No to the completely closed block (A)

Yes to an open and fractured block (B) that allows for:


 - the search for sunlight through open spaces

 - different sized spaces with variable heights

 - interior and exterior perspectives that provide diverse,  crossed and changing views

 - diagonals that change with the light and allow diverse approaches and quiet spaces


The building has 163 one-bedroom apartments, two commercial spaces and parking space. There are five floors above-ground and two underground floors. The interior part of the plot has been left free of any underground construction in order to plant a great number of trees that will create a pleasant indoor ambiance.


Apartments

Access points

Commercial space


The building is distributed in 4 blocs with a central corridor serving as access to the apartments. Instead of a uniform and monotonous corridor (1), probably poorly lit and ventilated, we propose, through subtraction and substitution of habitable cells (2), its widening in some parts as well as the liberating of some habitable modules, in order to achieve greater diversity, the entrance of more natural light and views (2).


Material Used :

1. Facade: Parex + Torho concrete block

2. Roof: Intemper

3. Blinds: Durmi

4. Windows: Schucco

5.Common areas cladding and floors: Breinco

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Project Credits
Civil engineer
Mechanical engineer
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