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Pablo Gallego Picard

C_Manuel Piñeiro Pose, num2, 1ºA, A Coruña, Spain
Graduated at Madrid Architecture Polytechnic School in 1993, since 1994 he has collaborated with Ábalos&Herreros, D.Chipperfield, M. Gallego, Stan Allen and Tuñon+Mansilla. Pedro Barrie de la Maza Foundation Scholarship holder in 97, during 98-00 he gets MS at the GSAPP, Columbia University. He is currently professor at the Coruña Polytechnic School of Architecture, ETSAC UDC. Since 2001 his practice has build projects in England, US, Spain and France.

Urban Infill Pattern


Urban Infill Pattern


We propose a new pattern of urban occupation interlaced by hexagonal patios able to adapt to all types of plot situations.
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We propose a new pattern of urban occupation made of housing interlaced by patios with trees. A urban weave of hexagonal courtyards without recognizable facade able to adapt to all types of plot situations, since it does not depend on any neighborhood restrictions of built perimeter and orientations. With a building density of 2 m2/m2 and an average height of 12 meters, typical of any peri-urban environment. This new residential fabricoffers an open ground floor where all types of public facilities coexist with trees on each patio. Up to twenty different types of apartments are the result of the successive cross-linking of the upper and lower slabs. The structural grid spans less than 7 meters, reasonable for all types of construction in wood, concrete and Steel. Alien to the traditional urban hierarchies of public space, the proposal avoids any residential speculation at the same time that enables the occupation of any irregular plot.



Plaza street view

Conceptual Schemes and floor plans

housing typologies

Model

View Inside Plaza

Urban Infill Pattern


Urban Infill Pattern


We propose a new pattern of urban occupation interlaced by hexagonal patios able to adapt to all types of plot situations.
File under
Type of project
  • Practical problems

We propose a new pattern of urban occupation made of housing interlaced by patios with trees. A urban weave of hexagonal courtyards without recognizable facade able to adapt to all types of plot situations, since it does not depend on any neighborhood restrictions of built perimeter and orientations. With a building density of 2 m2/m2 and an average height of 12 meters, typical of any peri-urban environment. This new residential fabricoffers an open ground floor where all types of public facilities coexist with trees on each patio. Up to twenty different types of apartments are the result of the successive cross-linking of the upper and lower slabs. The structural grid spans less than 7 meters, reasonable for all types of construction in wood, concrete and Steel. Alien to the traditional urban hierarchies of public space, the proposal avoids any residential speculation at the same time that enables the occupation of any irregular plot.



Plaza street view

Conceptual Schemes and floor plans

housing typologies

Model

View Inside Plaza


Idea by

Pablo Gallego Picard
C_Manuel Piñeiro Pose, num2, 1ºA
A Coruña
Spain
Graduated at Madrid Architecture Polytechnic School in 1993, since 1994 he has collaborated with Ábalos&Herreros, D.Chipperfield, M. Gallego, Stan Allen and Tuñon+Mansilla. Pedro Barrie de la Maza Foundation Scholarship holder in 97, during 98-00 he gets MS at the GSAPP, Columbia University. He is currently professor at the Coruña Polytechnic School of Architecture, ETSAC UDC. Since 2001 his practice has build projects in England, US, Spain and France.