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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

The Yacht is the main building in the new headquarters being created by the financial institution BBVA in Las Tablas, Madrid. An efficient and sustainable building with a spherical shape 93 metres tall and with 19 storeys, as designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, which will form part of a complex including another seven constructions, to be known as BBVA City.

BBVA’s employees chose the name for the most singular building in the new headquarters the bank is planning in Las Tablas (Madrid, Spain) after an internal competition for ideas. This elliptically shaped, 19-storey tower, 93 metres high, designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, will be called La Vela.

La Vela is the most important component of a 114,000 m2 complex of offices and services which includes another seven buildings of three storeys each, which will be named after the continents. The buildings are separated by streets with the names of seas and oceans.

Article published in: FuturENERGY June 2013