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.