Madrid ́s Council Housing Department has developed the construction of this dwelling block lo- cated in the popular neighbourhood of Carabanchel. The building is designed by Ruiz-Larrea & Associates Architects and has obtained the Passivhaus Classic certification in sustainable building construction.
The housing block is organized around the vertical staircase and lift shaft, which link to a distribu- tion corridor facing north. This layout allows all units to enjoy double orientation (north-south) on their façades, therefore improving natural ventilation.
The units lay out to provide a clear separation of spaces. That means, there is a day-living area where the kitchen, utility room, eating area and living rooms are located and a another area (night-living) where bathroom and bedrooms are located staying as quiet as possible from the day-living area activities.
Facing south the window frames are vertical shaped while they turn horizontal at the north façade. Parking facility was already designed in a preliminary phase and it is located in the second basement provided with a semi-automated parking system.
Developer: Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda y Suelo de Madrid (EMVS).
Architects: Ruiz-Larrea & Associates S.L. (César Ruíz-Larrea Cangas, Antonio Gómez Gutiérrez, Gorka Álvarez Ugalde, Miguel Díaz Martín).
Consultants: Passivhaus designer: Antonio Gómez Gutierrez, Diego Martínez Vélez / Consultants: Domenostrum / M&E&P Engineering: Edison ingeniería / Structural engineering: BAC.
Other teams involved: Marco Obra Pública S.A.: construction company / Zehnder: High efficiency ventilation / Onhaus: tightness material and thermal bridges / Rockwool: Thermal insulation and EPIC façade / Weru: PVC framework / Bandalux: Solar screens and blinds / Hobeki: BlowerDoor test / Toshiba: Air conditioning / Vaillant: Boilers and renewal energy (thermal).