Case Study #1 | Ecoboulevard Vallecas

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

A project by Ecosistema Urbano

 

ARCHITECT: Ecosistema Urbano

LOCATION: Vallecas, Madrid, Spain

YEAR: 2007

STATUS: Completed

CLIENT: Land and Housing Municipal Company, Madrid Council, Directorate of Residential Projects Innovation

 

The proposal for the Ecoboulevard of Vallecas can be defined as an operation of urban recycling that consists of the following actuations: the installation of three social revitalizing air-trees placed along the existing urbanization, the densification of trees within their existing concourse, the reduction and asymmetric disposition of the traffic routes, and superficial interventions within the existing urbanization (perforations, backfill, paint, etc.) that achieve reconfiguration of the executed urban development.

Three pavilions or air trees function like open structures to multiply resident-selected activities. Installed in the non-city as temporary prostheses, they will be used only until air-conditioned spaces are no longer needed, when the area becomes “fixed.”

When a sufficient amount of time has passed, these devices should be dismantled, leaving remaining spaces that resemble forest clearings. The air tree is a light structure, easily dismantled and energetically self-sufficient, that only consumes what it is capable of producing by means of systems designed to capture and use solar photovoltaic energy.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

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Ecoboulevard Vallecas. © Ecosistema Urbano.

 

Ecosistema Urbano is an innovative agency focused on the understanding of the city as a complex phenomenon, from a special point of view between architecture, urbanism, engineering and sociology. The team’s field of interest is defined by something they call ‘creative urban sustainability’, from where to react to the present situation of cities through innovation, creativity and particularly action.
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