Madrid Te Cuida is a proposal for Euopan 15 in ubacation of La Arboleda, in Madrid area.
This proposal comprises both physical and spatial conceptions that are fully integrated into one another.
By combining them, it intends to influence the city experience as a whole. To accomplish this ambition, we have produced various channels that are grounded on the basis of soft urbanism -such as service coordination and communication- in conjunction with the fundamentals of hard urbanism - like infrastructure, building standards, and landscaping.
The programmatic guidelines of our project use the inertia created by new communicative flows that dwell inside the city. With this force, we developed a series of original activities that generate productive synergies and urban connections within the designated areas.
In addition to its active condition in the beneficial exchange of gases with the atmosphere and the decrease in the use of aquatic resources, soil regeneration is the basis for an efficient implementation of a green infrastructure that allows to contribute more actively to the regeneration of the air and the lowering of temperatures.
3 main objectives: Maximize the effectiveness of water use and its reuse, use of low demand species for savings, contribute to natural filtration and decontamination and contribute to the minimum energy expenditure in its distribution.
Generation of shadow areas, increasing degrees of humidity outside, orientation, filtering and protection of sunlight, use of green roofs and effective insulation of buildings to contribute to energy savings and reduce emissions.
Infrastructure with clean collection systems (especially solar and geothermal).
Buildings with consumption and emissions close to zero.
Use of construction materials with minimal carbon footprint and proximity.
Encourage the use of pedestrians and self-propelled vehicles both in the area of action and in its approach.
The green strategy involves the optimization of the aquatic resource by proposing circular cycles of collection, filtration and storage, represented in the next diagram. The active and passive savings (use of low demand and drought resistant species) as well as the eficient use of terrain orography to avoid pumping systems are prioritized.
The basis of a good strategy for the plant ecosystem is to ensure a good soil that is permeable, absorbs water well (which directly affects its savings) and fix crops well.
Through a network of strategically distributed composters, organic waste produced by the vegetation of the area is stored for use as natural fertilizer.
For cases in which the use of vegetation is required and the soil conditions preclude its sanitation, amendments to plant land and pots will be used if the latter is also unfeasible.
Rubble does not let vegetation grow.
Species like clover provide nutrients and fix nitrogen to the soil.
Organics (Pine bark, crushed wood barks, pine needles, almond shells and straw).
Inorganics (gravel, marmolina, volcanic earth).
Strengthen and grab floors.