If you have traveled sometimes to Madrid, in a3 railcar surely this spectacular building located in Ensanche de Vallecas. Has drawn you attention One is a building of social houses destined to the rent of young people projected by the architecture study studio. Between site, of the architects Stolen Maria of Mendoza Wahrolén, Caesar Jiménez de Tejada Benavides and Jose Maria Stolen of Mendoza Wahrolén. It consists of 132 houses of 1 and 2 dormitories, 9,000 m2 constructed and 300 m2 destined to use Commercial.
The building is disturbed in 2 bodies of 22 and 8 heights united by a socle of 2 plants, the plant has a geometric base that their authors denominate “symmetry double”, is like ambigramas (words or figures that reads equal when turning them 180º). Its height of 74 meters locates to him in top 10 of the Spanish capital of pure residential buildings (not destined to offices or commercial).
Besides its height, very over the rest of buildings of its surroundings, its facade draws attention. The building is covered of a skin of zinc grudges in horizontal strips that slide some on others between which the hollows with the intention of not making the levels are inserted evident of floor. This constructive technique is thought from the point of view of the efficiency energetics, and is that the facade elements allow the sweating of the same protecting to the building of rainwater filtrations and avoiding the condensation. It is an optimal solution of heat insulation and acoustic, in summer an effect takes place chimney, the sun warms up the accumulated air in the camera that promotes by convection occupying its place fresh air. In winter the radiation is not sufficient to produce these air movements and the ventilated facade acts like storage cell of heat producing the opposite effect.