12 Towers in Vallecas

Construction year: 2008
Address: Calle la Granja de San Ildefonso, 27 | MADRID | Spain
Latitude/Longitude: 40.36621, -3.61844
Architect(s):

As opposed to the great operations of the periphery, we recovered the scale and the density of the historical center with the project 12 Towers in Vallecas. How many vestibules you cross in 10 minutes walking by the PAU of Ensanche de Vallecas, as opposed to which you cross in the same time in the historical center of Madrid? Perhaps 5 as opposed to 50. A block, halfway between the periphery and the historical city. We are interested on the fragmentation and the compactness, two terms in principle opposed but compatible. 12 Towers in Vallecas is a compact project formed by different fragments: a closed block that is diluted in small towers. A project that is looking for its position as it changes of level, the fragmentation of the ground floor, to the compactness of the plants first and second, dissolving in independent pieces in the superior plants. We engage in a dialog between two systems, the group and the individual thing. Between the collective and massive system of the first plants, and the towers: almost single houses.



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