Mirador - Sanchinarro Madrid, Spain [ENG]
[ENG] Sanchinarro is a residential suburb on the north east edge of Madrid. Surrounded by highways, with views towards the Guadarrama Mountains.
The building was developed as a reference point for the city extension and region at large, as a counterpoint against the massive uniformity of the surrounding blocks. The 22 level building acts as a frame for the distant landscape. The large lookout at 40 metres above the ground provides inhabitants and neighbours with a commu¬nity garden and a space from where they can contemplate the skyline. The proposal opens domestic architecture to the new city environment and to its surrounding territories.
The Mirador contains a wide variety of compact housing types. In contrast to the serial and rationalist repetition of the standard family unit, the housing units are grouped in small ‘buildings’. These ‘blocks’, stacked and glued together, make up a new towering ‘superblock’. It provides the neighbourhood with an unusual urban capacity.“wooden house”, etc. The 4 facades are identical, so there is no front/backside.
Client Municipality of Madrid
Size & Program 18.300 m2; 156 apartments
Budget 10 Million Euro
Contractor Dragados y Consytucciones, Madrid, Spain
Co-Architect Blanca Lleó Associates, Madrid, Spain
Technical Architect Apartec Colegiados S.L., Madrid, Spain
Structure NB35, Madrid, Spain
Services JG & asociados, Barcelona, Spain
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