A lot of cities centres lack of a heterogeneous program resulting in the relocation of citizens to the periphery and the deterioration. Strengthening the disposable voids, combined with the attraction of clean industries, can avoid homogeneous cities, offering at the same time a natural environment and an urban context. The site is an isolated fragment of approximately 3Ha in the centre of Madrid located in between three mainly residential districts and next to an important urban junction. The project combines a big green open space in the middle of the site with a dense hybrid program. As the value of each square meter in this place is high, the proposal offers a financially feasible solution using vegetation as a commercial and economic object. The green oasis not only has positive repercussions on air and water quality and health, but proposing a factory (annex shop) of trees, plants and flowers; it also takes advantage of successive production cycles of the vegetation.
Program: Urban greening and economic catalyst in Madrid.
2nd Prize Holcim Awards for sustainable construction.
Javier Morales Prize