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Urban greening and economic catalyst

Balconies, terraces and sidewalks are the traditional homes of pot plants. The project, Urban greening and economic catalyst, creates a green island – including a plant production area, park, fitness center, hotel and restaurant.

Air and water quality improves, social interaction is stimulated. And, as a commercial venture, the greening of the landscape is financed.

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“Next Generation” prize to an urban greening project in Madrid
“A unique combination triggering various positive impacts” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Europe
Project Details
Madrid, Spain
Ana Castillo
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Ana Castillo
castillo de groote architects, Spain
Lieven De Groote
Main Author
Lieven De Groote
castillo de groote architects, Spain
"Next Generation" 2nd prize 2008
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