paolo venturella: mixed use tower in madrid
paolo venturella: mixed use tower in madrid paolo venturella: mixed use tower in madrid
jan 06, 2011

paolo venturella: mixed use tower in madrid

‘mixed-use tower in madrid’ by paolo venturella all images courtesy paolo venturella

italian architect paolo venturella has sent us images of a mixed-use tower design in madrid, spain. consisting of a series of volumes stacked on top of one another, the 42-storey project integrates public programs with private functions to encourage the street activity to continue throughout the tower.

night view

standing along the main axis of the city, the proposal raises the urban space in a spiraling fashion from the street level. a number of public green terraces are generated at different heights along the tower.

functions are arranged according to the site’s solar exposure: living spaces are placed with a south orientation for maximum natural daylighting while ‘working’ blocks are perpendicularly to facilitate ventilation.

street view

public terrace looking out towards the city

schematic diagram

(from left to right) urban terraces, hot and cold functions arranged according to solar exposure, entry paths, interior views

(left) program arrangement (right) exploded axo with components

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