[ Project location endorses porosity and connectivity promoting sports and recreational activities ]


Part of the biocities learning at MAEBB, the challenge was to reactivate Sociopolis master plan (2005-2009) now La Torre district in Valencia, Spain. The site was divided in 6 plots considering different orientations and conditions, through this module, each project collectively integrated to create communal ecological communities and designs.

Poro-city is located in the middle plot of the intervention area in between of a football court and open green spaces, taking in consideration the site analysis and Valencia cultural research, the project’s focus is to promote sports and recreational activities.


[ Overall design diagram of living and recreational spaces ]

The program focuses mainly in two types of housing, on the upper part of the building is the mezzanine units targeting young and active couples while on the lower part single units that can be use as temporary accommodation for students involved in sports competitions or scholarships programs. Leaving rooftop, middle area and ground floor for different types of recreational activities.

[ Overall design diagram of recreational spaces ]

[ Common area I – Recreational activities // Common area II – Sports courts  ]

Proclaiming public space not only on a ground level ratio but to integrate middle and upper level spaces in buildings for a better thermodynamics performance as well as permeability for multiple programs and promote more collective user interactions. Integrating structure and architecture to create new topologies of public space.


Poro-city fosters night life activities on the multiple levels of public space, through its porosity and luminosity the project becomes a focal point por embracing community interactions and re-activating the site where other projects habitants can come and enjoy its ambiance.


PORO|CITY is a project of IAAC, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed in the Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MABB01) 2021/22


Professor : Alex Hadley