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Case study The eco city

MVRDV, Eco City, Logroño Montecorvo, Spain

Total project area 150 acres (61 hectares)

Client Consortium of LMB, Grupo Progea, and Rioja government

Architect MVRDV with GRAS

Environmental engineer Arup

The government of the Spanish province and community of Rioja held a competition (won by architects MVRDV) for the extension to Logroño.

The Eco City designed by MVRDV in collaboration with GRAS envisages the construction of 3,000 social homes and a complementary development program. The new neighborhood will achieve a carbon-neutral footprint by producing renewable energy on site.

The 150-acre (61-hectare) site, just north of Logroño on the two small hills of Montecorvo and la Fonsalada, offers views over the city and ...

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