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The Mirador de Sanchinarro is an apartment building in height designed by Dutch architects MVRDV, in collaboration with White Lleó. In its conception has tried to break the excessive uniformity of the layout of the urban area, which in almost all the residential plots the configuration of apple closed 6 plants.

The building is distinguished viewpoint with regard to the buildings of the surroundings for their volume of 21 plants (63.4 meters). The type of construction frees up a significant portion of the area of the plot, thus allowing the transfer of a portion of private land for the benefit of collective enjoyment.

His great sign of identity, which was particularly striking echo, is the big hole located 36.8 meters above the ground. The space as a lookout, which gives its name to the building, the neighbors offered a communal garden and an outdoor space in height with a view to the Sierra de Guadarrama. Such a height or watchtower in the garden, located at the plant 12, has an approximate area of 580 m2 and a height of 13 meters.

The building has a floor area of 23,000 m2, and hosts a variety of types of distribution of houses. These types are grouped as "neighborhoods" within the building itself give rise to 9 groups of houses, identified and clearly differentiated from the outside by using different combinations in the organization and position of the voids, as well as materials, the texture and color of the facade.

In the typology of housing puts the values of living space: the maximum area and natural light and comfortable facilities and the best views. However, the provision of the stays of housing has been one of the most controversial aspects of the building.

In the open space freed in the plot to build at height is planned action by the sculptor Cristina Iglesias, who will carry out a unique piece of topography and water. That sculpture, in addition to providing a unique value to the urban environment, establish a special relationship with the building.

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