CAÑADA REAL GALIANA: BUILD THE UNBUILDABLE
A place like this deserves a future but better still, a present. The Cañada Real Galiana is a stock route that runs between La Rioja and Ciudad Real. The stretch that passes through the south of Madrid –the Vicálvaro district– was from the 1960‘s, an area of self-constructed and irregular buildings based on a model that was not planned by the city, Ciudad Lineal. The area is on non-developable land and is currently a settlement of people who are in many cases at risk of social exclusion. However, an agreement in 2017, which was signed by various government agencies to manage and recuperate the area, could give La Cañada a second chance.
As part of the actions taken to achieve this, the EMVS of the Madrid City Council wants to install a community activity center. This is where our team comes in.
The main goal is to build something on land that, as we said before, is non-developable. Adding to this difficulty is the need for a modern, removable and self-sustainablemodel of construction that is at the same time modest and cost-effective. It doesn‘t hurt to ask. At AYMA, this situation sounds familiar. As you already know: optimize, optimize, and optimize.
For these difficulties, AYMA‘s answer is an intelligent alternative to fixed on-site construction: Self-sustainable, prefabricated modular buildings.They are arranged in a plaza that will function as a public cultural space – a plaza that will bring a significant improvement in the area. The citizens of La Cañada will be responsible for its modifications and management. This space will also be designated for activities and workshops. The same will go for the modular buildings, which would be delivered with basic installations so they can be personalized by their users.
AYMA‘s proposition is based on the following premises:
– Industrialization. Prefabrication makes it possible to work at a factory and take the pre-assembled modules to the location. The construction time decreases, and the industrialization of the process lowers costs, leading to a satisfactory outcome.
– Application of BIM methodologyallows the factory to get the exact cutting of the prefabrication.
– High standards energy efficiency. The proposal incorporates geothermal energy, heat exchangers in ventilation and ETICS external thermal insulation composite system; reuse of rainwater and photovoltaic panels. An energetically self-sustainable building with thermal insulation above industry standards is what marks the new requirements for zero-energy buildings.
This proposal responds to all the needs concerning the rehabilitation of the area. It is not a development project. It improves living conditions.Self-sufficiency saves money and is sustainable and respectful towards the environment of this area, which was before characterized by rural and farming activity and today demands a change.