FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol - Spain
Best Private Residential Design Project (Europe): Elcano
Elcano is located in a formerly industrial district of Madrid’s centre, defined by deep fully-occupied plots. The project takes up the maximum volume allowed, creating free space for an interior garden and a pool. This 14m-high volume is drilled with two gaps to adjust its built surface. 2,2m tall GRC panels perform as rotating shutters in the north façade, while a balcony made of pre-assembled metal frames enables a domestic gallery to the south.