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Social Housing in Spain
AIA CES 1.5 LU
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, MAY 29
Where: At The Center
This event is intended to be the first of a series of international programs by the AIANY Housing Committee, highlighting exemplary housing design around the world.
The first decade of the XXI century was a landmark of quality and diversity in social housing in Spain.During those years, Spain built more collective housing than the production of England, France, and Germany combined. Approximately 4 million of units were built between 2000 and 2008. The municipal housing companies promoted, by means of open design competitions, a large number of significant works that championed research to new ways of living, hybrid typologies, construction systems linked to prefabrication and industrialization methods, and towards finding new explorations of shared space for new communities. The right to housing is guaranteed by the Spanish Constitution. Publicly protected housing in Spain represents a peculiarity compared to social housing models in other EU
countries, in that it is housing provided almost entirely for owner-occupation.
For the first program of the series, we have invited three leading architects from Spain who are currently teaching in the tri-state area. The panelists will present and comment upon innovative projects that follow the country’s strong social commitment to housing.
From 6:00-6:30 PM
Moderator: David Burney, FAIA
Iñaqui Carnicero www.inaquicarnicero.com
Maria Hurtado de Mendoza, Co-founder, estudio entresitio www.entresitio.com
Organized by: AIANY Housing Committee
Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members
|23 rehousing dwellings. Embajadores 52. Madrid
|39 Social Housing in Vallecas Madrid
|Social housing Ensanche de Vallecas, parcela 5.16/Madrid fotos ©Roland Halbe|
This program is related to the AIANY Chapter’s 2014 presidential theme "Civic Spirit: Civic Vision."