The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, opened the exhibition of the digital model of the project that embodies “the future of Madrid”.
According to Díaz Ayuso, this initiative is a prime example of what a public-private partnership can achieve.
Álvaro Aresti, DCN’s President, assured that all necessary steps are being taken to start the construction works in 2021.
“The model we are presenting today is a technological development that will help us understand the immensity of Madrid Nuevo Norte”. This is how the President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, described the new digital model of Madrid Nuevo Norte during the opening of the exhibition that can be visited for free at the seat of the regional government until next Friday, 18 September.
Díaz Ayuso encourages the people of Madrid to visit the Real Casa de Correos at Puerta del Sol to see the Madrid of the future. A Madrid that in her opinion will be “more sustainable, technological and closer to the people” thanks to this project.
According to Díaz Ayuso, Madrid Nuevo Norte is “great news for Madrid and for Spain”. “This a unique project that will make Madrid one of the leading cities in Europe, and upon which our economy with largely depend in the coming years”, said the President.
“Madrid Nuevo Norte is Europe’s largest urban regeneration project”, said Díaz Ayuso. It represents “an investment of 20 billion euros and the creation of 250,000 direct and indirect jobs”.
Díaz Ayuso highlighted the value of a public-private partnership “without stigmas nor dogmas and with fortitude” exemplified in Madrid Nuevo Norte. According to the regional President, this project “is a prime example of what we can do and achieve when we work together”.
Construction will start in 2021
The President of DCN, Álvaro Aresti, accompanied Díaz Ayuso during the launch of the model. He also called attention to the significance of this project in terms of job creation, contribution to GDP and government revenue, “crucial to ensuring that Madrid will continue to play a driving role in the Spanish economy”.
The President of DCN referred to the Madrid Nuevo Norte model as “a huge challenge”, which must now be “transformed from digital model to reality”. “Furthermore, we are committed to implementing the best practices in urban design, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency and preservation of the environment”, he added.
Aresti reiterated that, following the final approval of the project, urban management activities are ongoing at full speed. “Our two clear and immediate goals”, he explained, “are signing agreements and setting up Owners Boards”. “All this to begin the works at the beginning of next year”, he added.
In concluding, Aresti recalled that Madrid Nuevo Norte “is a common project that will require the firm commitment of all stakeholders to move forward and reach a successful conclusion”.
Lastly, he encouraged everyone to visit the city model as, in his view, “it is the best way to discover the scope of this initiative and look forward to the future of Madrid”.