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Scale XXL: forecast and situation of aeronautical sector.
Scale XXL: forecast and situation of aeronautical sector.

Scale XL: Cuatro Vientos urban planning: before and after.
Scale XL: Cuatro Vientos urban planning: before and after.

Hangar’s bestiary. Evolution of hangars up to today.
Hangar’s bestiary. Evolution of hangars up to today.

Scale L: Cuatro Vientos bird’s-eye view.
Scale L: Cuatro Vientos bird’s-eye view.

Scale M - Programmatic explosion of hangar- Inside city
Scale M - Programmatic explosion of hangar- Inside city

Scale S: longitudinal section. View of hangar.
Scale S: longitudinal section. View of hangar.

Scale XS: perception. Interior views.
Scale XS: perception. Interior views.

Scale S - Section. Synergies
Scale S - Section. Synergies




ÍNDICE DE PROYECTOS
 
HANGAR ONE
Universidad de Alcalá
ARCHITECTURE,URBAN DESIGN

City of Aeronautical Formations
‘The airplane indicts.’ This is one of the iconic phrases that Le Corbusier wrote in his publication ‘Aircraft’, as a manifestation of the worldwide revolution of airplanes, symbols of a new age.
The book reviews the speculative growth of the city and the lack of integration and connection with aircrafts and aeronautical spaces (airports, airdromes, airbases, flight schools, engineering colleges, etc).
Cuatro Vientos, Madrid's first airdrome and historically considered the first military and civil aeronautical training centre in Spain, has been one of these ignored spaces surrounded by dwelling developments.
The dismantling of the military base and the lack of impulse in the aerodynamic sector made Cuatro Vientos a void in the city with acute urban problems: underdevelopment, obsolete spaces, disconnection and high density. Hangar One organizes and activates the Military Base and the Civil Airdrome of Cuatro Vientos as strategic urban places from the city.
The project integrates performances on three scales: a master plan that connects main urban points in the district (Cuatro Vientos Airdrome, Cuatro Vientos Military Aluche) with the city centre through alternative public transport; ‘Aviation City’, a residential area surrounding the actual industrial sector for workers, teachers and aeronautical students; and the ‘City of Aeronautical education’, which integrates every aspect related to aeronautical education, from aviation to technical engineering, plus spaces for leisure, promotion and teaching citizens about the aeronautical sector.
The project works with both the decaying aeronautical sector and underdeveloped urban areas as focal points. By reorganizing its configurations and proposing architectural and organic structures according to the conditions of the place and sustainable systems for the district, it manages to revitalize areas where social decay and institutional disregard were rapidly creating an outskirt-like ghetto.