Located in Benimaclet, one of Valencia’s oldest neighbourhoods and one that still looks and feels like a village even today, the building was born out of Cortés Ferrando’s determination to build something akin to Habitat 67, the housing complex that the Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie designed in Montreal, which was based on landscaped housing on different levels. Other references he took into account for its construction were Bofill’s Walden 7 in Barcelona, and the utopian movements of the 1960s, such as Superstudio, Archigram or Archizoom.
Today, with its imposing, brutalist outline and its innovative architectural style – a pioneer in environmental sustainability in the city – this community of neighbours is made up of 108 homes distributed over 15 floors. The lush gardens, with abundant vegetation in both common and private areas, are its most characteristic hallmark.
This ecological component that defines this place was the dream come true of a group of friends who wanted to live in the city but surrounded by nature and who were the driving force behind its construction.