Dots&Loops – Burgos, Spain

Dots&Loops is a multiscalar project for a neglected site at Burgos’s city edge, next to an elevated highway. It investigates an intense form–environment–use relationship to transform the conflicting site conditions into opportunities. A site-specific morphology is developed by conceptualizing possible and necessary movements of inhabitation. The outcome is a lifted courtyard housing typology that adapts to the context by screening off noise while leaving the site permeable. The apartments’ sectional organization facilitates a lifestyle that is closely interlinked with the outdoors. The overall dense urban structure is based on the transition from the inner city to the open landscape beyond the highway and guarantees public accessibility through a finger-like park structure.


Project type: Master plan and landscape design
Burgos, Spain
Aragon Izquierdo, S. L. Burgos
Competition team:
Sabine MĂĽller, Andreas Quednau
Master plan team: Sabine MĂĽller, Andreas Quednau, Marta Male Alemany
Landscape design team:
Sabine MĂĽller, Andreas Quednau
245 apartments, 1,500 m2 retail, 750 parking spaces, sports facilities
Site area:
3.75 ha
Awards: Europan 6 Competition, 1st Prize and Hans-Schaefer-Award 2001 (Association of German Architects BDA)

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