ecosistema urbano: ecopolis plaza ecosistema urbano: ecopolis plaza
jan 24, 2011

ecosistema urbano: ecopolis plaza

‘ecopolis plaza’ by ecosistema urbano in madrid, spain all images courtesy ecosistema urbano photo by j. de paz

spanish studio ecosistema urbano has created ‘plaza ecopolis’, a nursery school that includes in its plan a sustainable public square and urban park in madrid. located on an old industrial site surrounded by a number of industries and heavy transportation infrastructures, the project aims to educate the public on energy related issues while providing an eco-friendly space for social gatherings.

approach photo by j. de paz

singular in colour, the bright yellow building features a canvas-like shell stretched on to a sculptural steel frame that gives the school a bold and geometric look. the shading provided by this primary skin passively controls the microclimate of the interior. extending out to the square, the truss element becomes the infrastructure for the outdoor playground equipments.

water purification system

conceived as an ‘open environmental classroom’, the new square integrates ecological initiatives, such as the natural water purification system. by making transparent the building’s sustainable features, the the project intends to make aware the importance of consumption behaviour in both the children and the locals.

panoramic view of the square photo by j. de paz

nursery school’s entrance photo by emilio p. doiztua

interior view photo by emilio p. doiztua

photo by emilio p. doiztua

photo by emilio p. doiztua

photos by j. de paz

photo by j. de paz

photo by j. de paz

photo by emilio p. doiztua

outdoor playground photos by i.iglesias

the square at night

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