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VPO VALLECAS
Housing Competition (Madrid. Spain)
2009

VPO VALLECAS

DRAFT

A block consisting of many blocks, materializing its enclosure with a light metal mesh that will support vegetation and create a green patio interstitium between the city and houses, screening the sunlight, the view from the outside and giving some levity to the set of houses that appear behind it. Progress under varying perceptions of the day, and depending on the viewpoint from which to observe.
The jalousie in contact with the city opens windows across the city. The blocks that are protected behind it, offers a level closer to the domestic activities of its inhabitants.
It is proposed to decompose the block characteristic of new cities in closed several blocks of smaller size, with a scale closer to its inhabitants and their activities.
Spatially, the fragmentation of the tower-block building is suited to every need, creating areas of reading, balconies, playing areas for children, vertical gardens, access, ...
The proposal fits the movement of people, providing living spaces in their interstices.
The ground floor is in contact with the city, and a continuous level of vegetation, penetrates into the inner block, where by a slight elevation, the views are protected from outside and the way invites and directs people to their homes .
In a ground and longitudinal floor garden around the building, where trees and vines grow up forming a vertical vegetal tapestry, customizable by their inhabitants.
The houses are arranged in perpendicular to the facades, allowing cross-ventilation and a dual perception of the city.

VPO VALLECAS