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 ...