Client Junta de Compensacion de Valdebebas
Date 2009 (competition)
Size 80 ha
Collaborator DAVID FLETCHER STUDIO
The urban park of Valdebebas is an 80 hectare landscape project to complement and define a new mixed use neighborhood with a 1 million square meter building program in the northern periphery of Madrid. Under the umbrella of landscape design, the project deploys a new sustainable multivalent model to address both the scarcity of natural resources – water, food and fossil fuels – as well as the lack of connection between Madrid, its new exurban territories and the greater regional landscape.
In this new landscape, aesthetics are a link to more complex relationships that promote ecology, sustainability and human activities. The project provides a continuous space of production between the natural and urban areas. Harmonious and symbiotic interactions emerge through the creation of an effective and limited ‘living infrastructure’.