The Rafael de La-Hoz project complies with the superior environmental standards of the Municipal Urban Plan and voluntarily reduces the planned buildability.
The project, presented in the auditorium of Ibercaja by its president, Alejandro Ayala, and the coordinator of Civitas Pacensis, María Masa, has had the interventions of the president of the Board of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, Mayor of Badajoz, Francisco Javier Fragoso, and the prestigious architect, Rafael de La-Hoz.
In the act, the president of Civitas Pancensis, Alejandro Ayala highlighted «Campus Civita is «bring a piece» of town to the city. An integrating action, with spaces to live, work, study and enjoy, which will be located in a strategic area of Badajoz due to its proximity to the university, hospital and logistics area ”.
It will border to the northwest with highway of Extremadura, to the south with the area of the University and to the east with the land denominated in the General Municipal Plan “Cuartón del Cortijo”. Thus, the development completes the urban fabric of Badajoz in the northwest and, by locating part of its dotacional public spaces on its perimeter, offers an aesthetic image at the entrance of the city.
Sustainability, habitability and mobility
“Campus Civita” is a novel design, the work of the international study of Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz, known for its exceptional architecture and its commitment to innovation, sustainability and excellence, which has developed more than 500 projects in 20 countries different. For Rafael de La-Hoz, “Campus Civita is an important step in the construction of the city of the future, a city that must be increasingly friendly, more sustainable and more liveable. It is an honor that our study can contribute to it.”
It is an action on 544,000 m2 of gross land. One of its main values is that it voluntarily reduces the buildability of what is established in the PGM to create a higher quality and lower density neighborhood. Specifically, 337,000 m2 compared to the maximum of 365,000m2 allowed, giving priority to the construction of low blocks, with a maximum of 2 floors, and single-family homes, in total 2,713 homes (2,262 multi-family and 451 single-family homes), of which 722 will be protected , and will be integrated into each “super apples” under the concept of mixed typology that avoids the creation of economic or social ghettos in the neighborhoods.
In addition, it will have 56,000 m2 of public green areas, 132,000 m2 of public equipment, including a private school, a first-rate professional training center and a residence for the elderly, 16,000 m2 of commercial space and a wide bike path . A fundamental element in the design of “Campus Civita” is that it incorporates the concept of “super apples” of the architect Salvador Rueda and a typology of houses with light tones and flat roofs with eaves to generate shade, according to an area with extreme temperatures and low rains
The current design creates a plot of geometries of smaller and open apples, with vials designed to reduce the speed of traffic, which when joined together form a neighborhood space of more human and sustainable characteristics, compared to the typical closed orthogonal apples. In addition, these “super apples” will have a 25% green area on the surface and a 10% rooftop. Ecological measures that renew oxygen and promote thermal and acoustic insulation of houses.
A project open to all that generates opportunities
The “Civita Campus” project is conceived in four phases. The first phase is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2020. Its planning establishes a gradual growth from the southeast end of the area of action towards the northwest. So far, Civitas Pacensis has invested 30 million euros to acquire the land. This main investment
For its subsequent development it is open to the various economic and business actors who want to collaborate and actively engage in its creation. In the socio-economic section it will mean a total investment in the environment of 300 million euros, the creation of numerous direct and indirect jobs due to the involvement of local professionals and companies in the development and collaboration of numerous companies from different sectors.