Tesi di Laurea

Mixed-use Tower in Madrid

Degree thesis by Paolo Venturella

E-mail: paoloventurella@gmail.com
University of Rome "La Sapienza" Faculty of Architecture "Valle Giulia"
Degree course Architecture U.E.
Speaker: Prof. Alfonso Giancotti
A.A. 2009 - 2010

The 42 storey mixed use tower lies along the "Paseo de la Castellana", the main axis of the city.
Instead of let urban space at the street level it rise up as a spiral creating public green terraces at different highs looking at the city and mixing functions.
Functions are displaced according to solar exposition in NS axis and WE axis blocks due to the different climatic behaviour they have. Living spaces need hot accumulation so they face south and working spaces need to refresh so they are perpendicolar to solar rays.
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