Winning competition entry with Vidal y Asociados arquitectos and Rogers Stirk Harbour in Madrid.
The 6 Hectare site is located within the north eastern suburbs 20km north of Madrid city centre, a large brownfield site under partial military ownership. The challenge for the design team was to create a new urban quarter and public park under a phased strategy that met the functional requirements of the Spanish festival season.
The proposals tie into the natural landform that meanders across the site to enhance the hydrology story and accessibility. The wealth of wildlife in the nearby Dehesa Boyal (an area of 233 Hectares within the Regional Park of the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares) is also pulled into the proposals to enrich the urban environment and establish a sustainable ecosystem. The resultant scheme is a series of functional terraces that tie back into the new urban form.