Garden Housing Scheme in Madrid


Puerta de Hierro (Madrid), 2018-20

The project is located in a low-density suburban area in the Northwest periphery of Madrid. This collective housing scheme aims to accommodate nine houses in a three-story high block which, to adapt to the suburban context, fragments the program in three one-house-per-floor blocks.

This fragmentation is also a good climatic strategy, articulating three volumes which, on the one hand have a good solar orientation in winter and good views, and on the other hand are porous to the Northeast winds for its passive cooling in summer.

Over-dimensioned terraces with planters extend the garden’s vegetation to the houses, contributing to solar control and to the privacy of the units.


Location: Puerta de Hierro, Madrid

Date: 2018-2020

Date: Diprisa s.l.

Area: 4.500 m²

Project architects: TAAs (Javier García-Germán + Alia García-Germán)

Project team: Alia García-Germán, Sandra Borge, Mario Nistal

Consultants: GARVAL ingenieros

Quantity Surveyor: Miguel Ángel Martín Melgar

Budget: 10.000.000 €