Elcano Building / FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol

Elcano Building / FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol

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Madrid, Spain
  • Consultants:Antonio Lorenzo, David Marcos, Pablo Urbano, Pablo Matilla, Grupo AXIOM
  • Contributors:Fran Díaz, Ricardo González, Esther Ibáñez, Matilde Lorenzo, Almudena Navas, Julia Burón 
  • Lead Architects:Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez
  • City:Madrid
  • Country:Spain
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Text description provided by the architects. Elcano is a treeless street in the district of Arganzuela, next to Madrid city center, the Reina Sofia Museum and Atocha Station. Years ago, the area was occupied by low-rise buildings, warehouses, workshops and other secondary uses that, in recent decades, have been replaced with a series of industrial-like housing buildings lying amid more conventional ones.

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The old workshops occupied the plots entirely. The regulations, restricting the building to a 12 m depth, produces some interior free areas that are often occupied with gardens and pools, something not very common in the neighborhood that gives a kind of unique quality to these developments.

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The project is located on the second block of the street, between party walls, and occupies the maximum volume allowed by the regulations: a 22 x 12 m trapezoidal floorplan -coinciding with the boundaries of the site- with a height of about 14 m.

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Address:Arganzuela, Madrid, España

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Cite: "Elcano Building / FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol" [Edificio Elcano / FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol] 19 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/919268/elcano-building-frpo-rodriguez-and-oriol> ISSN 0719-8884
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