Since ancient times, socialising in public spaces has been an essential part of city life.
Madrid Nuevo Norte is committed to recovering these shared outdoor spaces and urban life as part of its sustainable model.
It is already apparent today that streets, squares and parks, or in other words, open public spaces, are an essential part of any city or town. When over 9,000 years ago, the Neolithic people puzzled over how to group their dwellings to create the first human settlements, they had no instruction manual. The remains of one of these first settlements have been found on the Anatolian Peninsula, nowadays Turkey. It is an entire city without streets, known as Çatalhöyük. Archaeologists discovered that all the houses and buildings were built side-by-side, creating a unique ensemble, an extensive, continuous built-up area. The houses and temples had neither facades nor windows and had to be accessed from the roof. The flat roofs were used as streets, and wooden ladders were placed to pass from one house to another.