OOSTCAMPUS PARK
PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPE
OOSTKAMP, BELGIUM
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An energy producing park, built with recycled materials. Park activities, cycle and pedestrian lanes coexist in harmony with yards for storage and the management of construction material.

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The park around the building is also built with a very controlled budget, and its features are productive systems, rather than an expense.

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The city's road work department material storage integrates with pedestrian and cycling routes. It is part of a European Interreg MP4 project: Making Places Profitable.

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Water harvesting in two steps: the roof provides clean water for all the toilets, the workshops, and the vehicle cleaning point.

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This adds to the water collected in the plot, which may contain some sand to filter, but is perfect to fill the street-cleaning truck tanks.

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APARTMENT
MADRID, SPAIN
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CASA ENCUENTRO
HOUSE FOR AN ARTIST
ALMERÍA, SPAIN
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Nobelia
High performance Low energy Building
Kigali, Rwanda
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WESTRAND
DISPLAY FOR BRUTALIST CULTURAL CENTRE
DILBEEK, BELGIUM
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MAISON DU PROJET
CRADLE TO CRADLE BUILDING
ROUBAIX, FRANCE
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RMdP is the first C2C (Cradle to Cradle) building in France. A regenerator of a former factory, it is an economic, cultural and environmental activator.

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The MdP (House of the Project) hosts meetings, exhibitions, calls for tender, as needed to reactivate the 1.000 Ha area into the circular economy.

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It is also improving soil and air conditions, eating up the chemicals left over from former industrial activity.

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There were no earthworks, using driven piles that may be recovered; the structure and façades are designed for disassembly and reuse;

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materials are biodegradable or recyclable, with zero harmful chemicals;

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sanitation generates nutrients, with the chimneys of three dry toilets as a main feature of the façade;

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landscaping cleans the soil; the building feeds on clean energies, with controlled solar exposure and the principle of the thermal onion;

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technology reuse is easy, the designers call it “superfurniture”: mobile equipment units to provide a specific function to any space.

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APARMENT
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WELZIJNSCAMPUS
COMPETITION
DILBEEK, BELGIUM
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technology reuse is easy, the designers call it “superfurniture”: mobile equipment units to provide a specific function to any space.

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There are three discreet “houses” on this elevated hedge landscape. The size of each of the volumes is equivalent to any of the neighboring houses.

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ACADEMIE MWD DILBEEK
ACADEMY OF MUSIC, WORD AND DANCE
DILBEEK, BELGIUM
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The Academie MWD sits at a uniquely varied crossroads; South: the main square; North: Wolfsputten, a protected forest; West: CC Westrand, a Brutalist community centre; and East a series of quaint suburban villas.

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Our challenge was erecting a building with a quality of its own, which makes sense from all four directions.

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Image and texture dematerialise the volume: the façade seems to blend into the forest.

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CASA AMOR
WEEKEND HOUSE
MADRID, SPAIN
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A little weekend house in the heart of la Moraleja, lost in the highest part of a holm oak forest. It’s a treehouse. In summer, a shaggy refuge, in winter a place in the sun above the crowns of the trees.

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The ground floor is developed in relation to a thick structural element to a trunk. Among the branches of our tree are hung useful spaces: from the hanged up the laundry come across a Turkish bath, a Jacuzzi that levitates in the center of the house, with a cascade of water that falls from an impossible place.

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OOSTCAMPUS
Town Hall and Civic Centre
Oostkamp, ​​Belgium
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OostCampus is the seat of civic, administrative and social services of an area in the heart of the countryside around Bruges (Brugse Ommeland).

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The city of Oostkamp acquired the former Coca-Cola factory, a 40.000 m2 plot with an 11.000 m2 industrial shed built in 1991.

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We reuse the building, while proposing a far-reaching transformation of the interior, to turn it into a luminous landscape of clouds;

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a sheltered public space within a controlled weather environment, where simple adaptable modular clusters may be arranged.

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ERRETRES
DESIGN OFFICE
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Almirante, 11 28004 Madrid, España
+34 91 521 3569
info@carlosarroyo.net

Carlos Arroyo Architects, Madrid based office for Architecture and Urbanism, has an international scope, building in Spain, France, Belgium, Rwanda, Colombia and Argentina.

The work ranges from institutional projects like Oostkamp Civic Center (Belgium) and the Academy of Performing Arts Dilbeek (Belgium), through to large developments like the eco-neighbourhood Ecobarrio de Toledo (Spain) or Camaleón Living in Rivas Ecopolis (Spain). The total construction budget of the works in which he has played a major role exceeds 200 million€.

We have developed protocols for innovation on all scales, from building technology to landscape management, developing new types of public building, or researching into new forms of housing. Our work, described by critics as “sustainable exuberance”, claims to set the frame for a new architectural culture, language and aesthetics, through the ethics, technology and parameters of sustainability.

 

Project leaders:
Carlos Arroyo, Vanessa Cerezo, Cristina Revilla.

 

Past & present collaborators:
Carlos Revilla, Havi Navarro, Nikita FV Keysselitz, Miguel Ruiz-Rivas, Julio de la Fuente, Hendrik Verlinden, Kasper Denayer, Alexander Krol, Rafael Otero, David Jiménez Iniesta, Paula Currás, Iciar Arboledas, Marina Gil, Irene Castrillo, Sara Miguelez, Pieter Van Den Berge, David Berkvens, Benjamin Claeys, Paula Cortés, Carmina Casajuana, Sophie Devaux, Ana Belén Franco, Martin Hochrein, Érika Goyarrola, Jan Lacina, Natalia Matesanz, Irene Alvarez de Miranda, Miguel Paredes, Luis Salinas, María Gabriela Sanz, Sarah Schouppe, Beatriz Sendín, Riikka Stockstrom, Benjamin Verhees.

 

Main projects:
Breeze House Kacyiru, Mixed-used building, Kigali (RW), Under Development, 2014- • Maison du Projet de la Lanière, First Building Cradle to Cradle Inspired built in Francia, Roubaix, Lille (FR), Completed, 2014-16 • Nobelia, High Performance Low Energy Business Centre, Kigali (RW), Under Construction, 2013- • Mundi, Wetlands Interpretation Centre, Kigali (RW), Under Development, 2013 • CREA Foundation, Artists in residence hotel in Avila (ES), Under Development, 2013- • SOL, Refuge for the Climate Change, Mataha Foundation, Under Development, 2009 • OOSTCAMPUS, City hall and civic centre, Oostkamp (BE), First prize competition, Completed, 2008-12 • ACADEMIE MDW, Academy of Performing Arts, Dibleek (BE), First prize competition, Completed, 2007-12 • TSM3, House and Office Building, Madrid (ES), Completed 2005-18 • AAN, University building. Agrarias-Ambientales-Neurociencias Universidad de Salamanca (ES), Completed, 2004-08 • Gominolas, Infant school, Madrid, Competition, 2003 • Centro de día, Day Center for the elderly, Second prize competition, 2000 • CIDEMAT Island’s Center for Marine Sports, Sta Cruz de Tenerife (ES), Competition, 2000 • Trees and pillars, Sports center, Torrejón de la Calzada, Competition, 1999 • Ecomuseum of Water Mining, Tenerife (ES), First prize competition, 1998-99 • Underground parking in Vinyols i Els Arcs, Tarragona (ES), Constructed, 1998-99 • Casa en Ribarroja, Family house in Ribarroja, Valencia (ES), Under Development, 2009- • Casa en Las Lomas, Family house in Las Lomas, Madrid, (ES), Under Construction, 2006- • Casa de los Azulejos, Family home in Cáceres (ES), Completed, 2005-07 • Casa Encuentro, House in Desierto de Tabernas, Almería (ES), Completed 2005-07 • Casa del Amor, House in La Moraleja, Madrid (ES), Completed, 2001-03 • Casa Uali, Family house in Aranda de Duero, Burgos (ES), Project, 2002 • Casa Betula, Family house in Ubeda, Jaen (ES), Completed, 2002-03 • Casa El Jaral, Family home in La Poblachuela, Ciudad Real (ES), Completed, 1996-98 • 119 Houses in Rivas Ecópolis (ES), First prize competition, Under Development, 2008- • Dulce Hogar, 103 housing units in La Garena, Alcalá de Henares (ES), Competition, 2006 • Cultivos Urbanos, 2114 housing units in Aguas Vivas, Guadalajara, Competition, 2006 • Flexible y Democrático, 711 housing units in Mieres, Asturias (ES), Competition, 2006 • CLV, 2500 sqm Cohousing for CLV, Válor, Granada (ES), Under Development, 2005- • Cruz, 12 senior flats with shared space in Madrid (ES), Under Development, 2004- • La Casa de las Flores 2, 142 housing units for youths and seniors, Competition, 2003 • MH, 30 Lofts in  Polígono Julián Camarillo, Madrid (ES), Under Development, 2003- • Ecobarrio de Toledo, 627 housing units in Stª Mª de Benquerencia, Toledo (ES), Under Development, 2003- • Nave de Viviendas, Industrial shed with several flexible habitats, Madrid (ES), Completed, 2002- • 3×1, Three housing units in La Piovera, Madrid (ES), Preliminary P., 2001 • Esponja de Luz, 22 semi-detached houses V.P.T. in Torrelodones (ES), Project, 2000 • Montecastillo Senior Club, 138 housing units and Senior Club. Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz (ES), Project, 2000-01 • Edifici Sant Joan, 28 flexible flats in Vinyols i Els Arcs, Tarragona, Constructed, 1998-99 • Erretres, Caminando por el jardín , Offices at Cadarso, Madrid, Completed, 2015-16 • Cervantes Institute Bruselas, Office building refurbishment, library and classrooms,  Brussels (BE), Completed, 2015-16 • Westrand, Refubishment of Dilbeek Cultural Center, Belgium (BE), 2013- • Erretres, La Oficina Inestable, Refurbishment at Plaza de España, Madrid (ES), Completed, 2013 • Flexi-Flats, Transformer housing in Ciudad Real (ES), Completed, 2007-08 • La Pelu de Peluka, children hairdresser´s Santa Feliciana, Madrid (ES), Completed, 2005-06 • Fluid House, conversion in Marqués de Santa Ana, Madrid (ES), Completed, 2003-05 • Housing block originally built in 1949, 14 large apartments and two shops, Madrid (ES), Completed, 2003-05 • Nuñez de Arce housing block originally built  in 1871, 24 flats, Madrid (ES), Completed, 2003-05 • Conde de Peñalver housing block originally built in 1912, 108 flats, Madrid (ES), Completed, 2002-04 • Casa Hodges attic, conversion, Madrid (ES), First prize invited competition, Completed, 2001-02 • The Huge Flat, conversion, Madrid (ES), Completed, 2001-02 • Nuñez de Arce 9, Office and Flat conversion, Madrid (ES), Completed, 1999 • La Casa sobre el Tejado, attic conversion, Madrid (ES), Completed, 1996-97 • Conversion of various industrial sheds into offices, Completed, 1999-2000 • XIV Edition Contemporary Art Fair DEARTE, Madrid (ES), Completed, 2015 • Alejandro Sanz, 2001 Tour, Produced, 2001 • Launching Event. New Logo for British Petroleum and New design for BP garage, Madrid and Lisbon, Produced, 2000 • Franchipolis pavilion, SIF Valencia (ES), First prize competition, Produced, 2000 • Stand Vía Digital, SIMO 2000, Project 2000 •Martin Price Exhibition, Museo de Antropología, Sala Millares, Madrid; Galería H2O, Barcelona; COACanarias, Tenerife (ES), associated with Federico Soriano, José Ballesteros and Dolores Palacios, Produced, 1996 • Arquitecturas Madrid – Berlín, Ideas for the fallen wall,  Exhibition E.T.H., Berlin (DE); Kolomna Dom Kulturi, Moscow (RU), associated with Juan Antonio Gorráiz and Helena Casanova, Produced, 1991 • Concept Plan Cultural Site Dilbeek, Design of the future plan of the area around the arts academy and the cultural centre at Dilbeek (BE) ,  Delivered, 2015 • Westrand Masterplan, Design of a mobility plan, covered parking spaces, and square at Dilbeek (BE), Delivered, 2013 • Kigali Farms, productive landscape V, buffer area of the Virunga Volcanoes National Park in Musanze (RW), Delivered, 2013-14 • Gran Via Futura, a study of Urban Landscape in Madrid’s Gran Via for Laboratorio Gran Vía (ES), Completed, 2010 • Energy producing park, Productive Landscapes IV,  Oostkamp (BE), European MP4 Interre, in association with ELD and VLM Flemish Govt. Landscape Agency, Completed, 2009 • Demand for quality in commercial street-level floors, Productive Landscapes III, Madrid City Council (ES), Completed, 2009 • Intervention in the industrial estate along the high-speed train line, Productive Landscapes II, Castilla-La Mancha Regional Government, JCCLM (ES), Under Development, 2009 • Strategies to recover  the interrupted landscapes of golf resort developments, Productive Landscapes I, Murcia Cultural, TISSPAS, Murcia’s Observatory of Sustainability (ES), Completed, 2009 • Enviroloo, public dry toilets, Kazuba Sarl (FR), Completed, 2008-09 • Madrid Public Space, Stategic Document, Center Office with Emilio Luque (ES), Completed, 2008 • Proyecto de Actuación, 65 Ha Land Management Plan, Completed, 2005 • Programa de Acción Urbanizadora, 7 Ha Land Management Plan, Toledo (ES), Completed, 2005 • Proyecto de Urbanización, Unidad 4 Fase 5, Toledo (ES), Completed, 2003-05 • Moving frontiers, Recreation Area, Madrid (ES), Second Prize Competition, 2004 • Plan Especial, Unidad 4 Fase 5, Toledo (ES), 2002-04 • Ecobarrio de Toledo, Unidad 4 Fase 5, Toledo, First Prize Europan Competition, 2001 • Estudio de Detalle, Residencial Montecastillo, Cádiz (ES), Completed, 2001 • Proyecto de Actuación, Accessibility project for a hardboard factory, Jaén (ES), Completed, 2001

 

Benchmarks:
• 2015 Academie MWD, the Academie of Music, Word and Dance in Dilbeek (Belgium) was included in the eight “Future Listed Buildings” (Patrimonium voor de toekomst) built in the last three years in Flanders-Brabant.

  • 2015 Nobelia Office Tower in Kigali (Rwanda) has received the maximum rating by the Green Building Council: World Leadership 6 Stars (Green Star SA Office v1 Design Shell & Core). It is the first 6 star building in inter-tropical Africa, and indeed the first on the continent outside South Africa.
  • 2015 MdP Maison du Projet de La Lainière de Roubaix is the first registered C2C (Cradle to Cradle Inspired) building in France. It is the seed building for a regeneration of the whole La Lainière area towards a circular economy.
  • 2013 OostCampus, is now a reference for the design of City Halls in Belgium, having received the Prijs Bowmeester National Award for Public Buildings. OostCampus is also a reference for Universal Design. In 2011 the project was awarded the Holcim Silver Award for Sustainable Architecture in Europe. In 2012 it was selected in Archdaily’s list of 65 Best New Buildings in the World 2012.

TEDx Talk by Carlos Arroyo

05 12 2018

Here’s the TEDx Talk delivered by Carlos Arroyo on the 28th January 2016. TED‘s own summary:
“Architecture needs to change as society is changing. Fuzzy architecture, liquid society, sustainability not only can be applied to homes but to public spaces as well. Dialogue is key.”

Aquí la TEDx Talk impartida por Carlos Arroyo el 28 de enero de 2016. El propio resumen de TED:
“La arquitectura debe cambiar al ritmo que la sociedad está cambiando. La arquitectura difusa, la sociedad líquida, la sostenibilidad no solo pueden aplicarse a los hogares, sino también a los espacios públicos. La clave esta en el diálogo”.