Dutch design firm MVRDV, together with Spanish office GRAS, have created a sustainable vision for an urban extension to the city Logroño, in Spain. The Eco Ciudad Montecorvo Logroño is a sustainable design concept for a medium size city of approximately 130,000 inhabitants, in the wine region of La Rioja in the north of Spain.
The proposed eco-neighborhood consists of approximately 3,000 houses, with schools, social buildings and sports facilities. The green neighborhood will have a CO2 neutral footprint as all the energy needed will be created on site.
The 138 acre site will provide a large area for solar cells (the mountain slopes on the site are orientated to the south so solar energy is easily generated) and wind-turbines will cover the tops of the hills. The combination of solar and wind energy will ensure that 100% of the energy demand is generated on site.
The proposed eco-development is also designed to minimize impact on the landscape with buildings occupying 10% of the site. The remaining space will be an eco-park with a mix of landscape and energy production.