mecanoo: malaga social housing project, spain
jun 08, 2009
mecanoo: malaga social housing project, spain


social housing, malaga spain by mecanoo
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construction has begun for a social housing project by mecanoo in malaga, spain. the residential design consists of 170 social dwellings and the plan follows the traditional layout of the historic city centre. the apartment complex has seven different housing types such as duplex homes and homes designed specifically for people with disabilities. each are situated around eight patios, four of which are larger and interconnect, creating a common public space. the four smaller patios are more private, allowing access only to residents, creating a communal atmosphere. sustainability plays a key role with natural light, ventilation and solar paneling to minimize energy use. the complex is expected to be completed in 2010.

 

 


social housing – communal area
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social housing – communal area
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social housing – courtyard
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project info:

 

program: 109 two bedroom homes of 65-75m” and 61 three bedroom homes of 85 – 99m2 and a parking garage for 263 cars
client: instituto municipal de vivienda del ayuntamiento de malaga

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