Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Ponencias en congresos:
Back to the center. In search of new residential infrastructures for public use in the consolidated city.
Áreas de investigación
  • Viviendas,
  • Rehabilitacion de viviendas,
  • Calidad de la vivienda,
  • Disposicion de las viviendas,
  • Arquitectura domestica
The aim of this paper is to define an approach to a methodological assessment of existing urban patterns that allows us to verify, from an analytical, comparative and critical scope, the return to the consolidated city as a necessary way of developing new urban fabric. After reconsidering the history of large-scale urban projects in Madrid, the design of the obsolete collective housing in the consolidated city has revealed the existing residential areas as an infrastructure potentially capable of absorbing the complexity of the unpredictable future. The solution does not fall on the design of a specific project for each building, but in defining a general project for the city that we inherited and for the city that we will bequeath. This approach is supported by an original methodology developed by GIVCO (Research Group in Collective Housing-Polytechnic University of Madrid). The research process goes from the typological to the urban scale, digging into the impact of expansion areas and reconstructing the urban process as a continuum, predicting its main layouts for the near future. On one hand, the analysis of satellite settlements built in the fifties in the case study of Madrid, unveils a struggle to achieve a model in which building types and urban planning cannot be separated from each other. The urban pattern was understood as a system in which social housing and public space are the basic configurative elements. Problems such as the lack of coherence with the city center or the deterioration of construction can be noticed although the quality of the public space remains the same.
Nombre congreso
EAAE / ISUF International Conference. New Urban Configurations.
Tipo de participación
Lugar del congreso
Fecha inicio congreso
Fecha fin congreso
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Título de las actas
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