Margaritas 52: a multifunctional building of efficient and sustainable homes

    Since the end of 2009 a building that represents an innovative residential option, developed specifically for the city council’s Housing Plan for Young People has been operating in Madrid.

    Developed by the Municipal Housing and Land Company (EMVS), built by the construction company Fernández Molina Obras y Servicios S.A., according to a design by architects Luis de Pereda Fernández, at the European Innovation Institute IEI, and Joaquín Lizasoain Urcola, this building, on nº 52, Margaritas St, in the Tetuán district, is designed for mixed use: 33 rental flats for young people, 46 semi-automated residents’ parking spaces and premises for the municipal Environmental & Cleaning Services.

    Margaritas 52 is a benchmark for urban regeneration: it turned an old cleaning depot in the Tetuán district into a modern building that fits perfectly into its surroundings, providing temporary housing for young people, an automated garage and premises for the cleaning department.

    Article published in: FuturENERGY June 2013