Public Housing Atocha

Architectural Design Competition for Public Housing in Madrid

VP Atocha

The site is located fifteen meters away from the railway tracks which run at the fourth-floor-level of the building. What could be an attractive setting, being able to look at passing trains, would stop being so if they became overwhelming. The position and attitude of the building when facing the railway is essential to this project. It rises so that no floor is below the tracks level. The façade of the first three floors is folded to transform the movement of trains in a choreography. The first four floors of the building are left open. A vertical garden connects the street with the inner block-patio. The structure design would allow the use of the roof without excessive extra cost.

Client: Empresa Municipal de Vivienda EMVS

Location: Madrid

Year: 2003

Type: Architectural Design Competition for Public Housing

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