12 towers
We propose an ambiguous project, with an urban vocation. In contrast to the great works of the urban planning programs in the suburbs, we go back to the scale and density of the historical center.
How many doorways do you see in a ten minute walk in the urban planning program in the Vallecas Extension compared to the number you see in the same period of time in the historical center of Madrid?
Perhaps 5 compared to 50.

A double block, half way between the closed block in the suburbs and the closed block in the historical city.
We are interested in fragmentation and compactness, two terms which are primarily opposed but compatible.
A compact project formed by different parts
An unitary closed block which is divided into small towers

A project that is seeking its position as it changes in height, from the fragmentation of the ground floor to the compactness of the first and second floors, dissolving into independent pieces on the upper floors.
A dialogue between two systems, the collective and the individual. Between the massive, collective system of the lower floors and the ‘single-family unit’ towers, resting on them.
Published on: 
2012
Architecture
  • COLLECTIVE HOUSING for rent for young and old people -- 174 houses
  • We propose an ambiguous project,with an urban vocation. In contrast to the great works of the urban planningprograms in the suburbs, we go back to the scale and density of the historicalcenter.

    How many doorways do you see in aten minute walk in the urban planning program in the Vallecas Extensioncompared to the number you see in the same period of time in the historicalcenter of Madrid?
    Perhaps 5 compared to 50.

    A double block, half way between theclosed block in the suburbs and the closed block in the historical city.

    We are interested in fragmentationand compactness, two terms which are primarily opposed but compatible.

    A compact project formed bydifferent parts

    An unitary closed block which isdivided into small towers

    A project that is seeking itsposition as it changes in height, from the fragmentation of the ground floor tothe compactness of the first and second floors, dissolving into independentpieces on the upper floors.

    A dialogue between two systems, thecollective and the individual. Between the massive, collective system of thelower floors and the ‘single-family unit’ towers, resting on them.
  • Company /Firm Name: nodo17-architects/Manuel Pérez Romero + BUNCH (Sara de la Mata)

    Country: Spain

    Project Name: 12TOWERS IN VALLECAS

    Location of Site: Ensanchede Vallecas, Madrid. Spain

    Client: FERCABER/IVIMA (housing institute of Madrid)

    Design Team: BirgaWingenfeld
    Michael Moradillos
    Félix Toledo Lerín

    Project Type: Collective Housing

    Contractor/s: FERCABER(Pablo Antonio Rodríguez)

    Site Area:
    12 TORRES EN VALLECAS- 174viviendas de promoción publica para jóvenes y mayores en régimen de alquiler.

    Date of completion: BUILT/ 2008

    FOREMAN BUILDER: Vicente Rubio

    STRUCTURE: Joaquín Antuña+ JOFEMAR

    INSTALATIONS: Pérez Barja.

    Photographs: Amparo Garrido