Madrid Nuevo Norte proposes an urban planning model different from that which has been implemented in Spain in recent decades, with closer similarity to the more pioneering actions in Europe.
Madrid Nuevo Norte is the most significant large-scale urban regeneration project in our country in recent decades, both in terms of sustainable and innovative design and magnitude of the action and its transformative power. So much so that this project has become the figurehead of European urbanism beyond our borders.
Currently, a dozen major European projects have integrated the latest trends in urban planning into their urban regeneration initiatives, especially in Germany, Italy, England and the Netherlands. Beyond Europe, there are also significant projects in cities such as New York, Toronto or Sydney.
The new generation of large projects underway in recent years has focused on sustainable mobility and creating dense, compact cities in which different land uses mix and complement each other. All these characteristics are essential to achieving public spaces vibrant with urban life, a primary objective of current trends.
These new actions build on notable projects developed in previous decades, such as La Défense in Paris and Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.