„A house made not only out of concrete, glass, and steel, but also out of leaves, branches, nature and life“
The Theme of the project deals with public towers in the capital of spain, exactly in Plaza Espagna. The task was divided in two phases: in the first one we as a group of four people had to develop a masterplan for this place, analysing as first the various problematics of the square, then, individually, choose a lot and develop a public tower composed of 1/3 living, 1/3 public, 1/3 free choice. Since the beginning i wanted to combine nature into my project, i wanted to create spaces with different heights, filled with trees, where the people could go on and observe the marvelous panorama of the city, i wanted to treat every flat with a small „forest“. The volume is cutten at the height of the existing terrace of the Torre Madrid. This cut makes the volume lighter, manages an enormous open terrace and creates a divison in between privat upper part with appartments and public part with gardens and exibition area.
There are 3 actors performing the building: the people that live inside, using a separate core, the visitors of the exibition and the public people.
Every floor in the lower part is set up inside for culture, art and exibition, and outside with terraces connected to each other with stairs that conduct you to the „big forest terrace“ at the height of 40 meters.
Every Terrace is filled with trees, plants and nature and have different activities, like: sports, relaxing areas, small caffe, theater and open air cinema. The atmoshere that i want to create in the Forestplaza is the feeling to be in a forest, being able to hide and find a calm spot, in the middle of nature, but at the same time, in the middle of the urban life of a big city like Madrid.