Creating an eco friendly place could be a big challenge to any architects and if they have done it they way it should be is a great achievement for them. Ecosistema Urbano Architects are now in the process of developing the Eco Boulevard in Vallecas, in Madrid Spain. A public place will have self-sufficient facilities to support everybody’s needs with their daily activities within the area. This project belongs to everyone, and has a goal of creating an atmosphere that invites and promotes activity in an urban public space. It is great to hear that we can now live green without sacrificing what we are currently enjoying with our present lifestyle.
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The goal of this project is to create an atmosphere that invites and promotes activity in an urban public space that is “sick” due to “bad planning”.
The simple climatic adaptation systems installed in the trees of air are of the evapotranspirative type, which is often used in greenhouses. This aerotechnical practice or artificial adaptation is not a part of a commercial strategy. On the contrary, it tries to undo the leisure – consumption binomial and reactivate the public space by creating climatically adapted environments (8ºC-10ºC cooler than the rest of the street in summer) where citizens will be once again active participants in public spaces.