Masterplan in Pinto

Masterplan in Pinto

Project: Masterplan in Pinto

Location: Pinto, Madrid

Team: Joaquin Aramburu, Javier Alau, Emilio Ontiveros, Mar Herrera, Clara Aramburu, Maria Fernández, Elena Herranz, Antonio Aramburu, Jose Luis Gómez

Client: Sector Puntum Millenium

Date: 07/01/2012


The territory. A design that respects the place and its pre-existences. 

The topography, superficial hydrology, visual landmarks, perception of the surrounding landscape and pre-existing country roads, are conditioning parameters when designing the proposal.

Reinforcement of Pinto’s centrality in the southern part of the region

In order to achieve this, this urban development must be clearly better than those currently existing in the surroundings. Singular uses must be incorporated with the aim to transform Pinto into an important economic cluster.

Growth as an improvement of the existing city. A new centrality.  

This would mean to articulate and integrate the new development with the existing city and not simply juxtapose it as an independent and separate neighbourhood.

This articulation and integration would be focused on an urban efficiency increase, this is, a reduction of the ecological footprint and, at the same time, an increase in urban complexity.

Design of a Mediterranean, compact, dense, functional and socially complex city.

This design is based on the following:

–    Reduce land use

–    Public spaces designed, not only as transport systems and networks, but to house other activities and uses such as games, markets, meeting points, living areas, etc.

–    Compactness, density and functional and social complexity generate a greater number of potential contacts per energy unit and time consumed in transport.

–    It enhances integration between people with different incomes.

Urban complexity, a basic criterion when planning. 

Reduce the ecological footprint created by the new urban development.

This strategy aims to design a proposal that establishes the physic conditions and regulations to achieve a zero-emissions urban development (greenhouse effect gases). It must be efficient when using limited resources such as energy, water and land and non-renewable raw materials. The minimization of waste production during the construction process and life span of the building is also important.