This secure community features a state-of-the-art health and sports center, entertainment facilities and cafes. Residents can live in one of 72 homes, 38 lofts of 40 apartment spaces, and 12 town homes designed to fit every budget.
BOOM invited 16 architects to design the varying spaces to create a community with architectural diversity. To unify the buildings, BOOM enforced one model– the homes were to be based on 10x10 aggregate cubes. This gives Costa del Sol a consistency and design that meshes with the neighboring historic coastal towns.
BOOM plans for the entire complex to be LEED certified; with water efficiency, a reduction of energy and CO2 emissions, making its neighborhoods sustainable and eco friendly places to live. The living areas ares laced with lush vegetation and olive and almond groves lining common spaces. Photovoltaic panels offset the complex's energy use, maximizing use of the local climate which receives 350 bright and sunny days a year. The community also features natural and sustainable building materials, passive cooling techniques, and access to public transportation.
Location: Costa del Sol, Malaga, Spain
Size: 5 Hectares (12.3 acres)
Design Team: Architensions, Dosmasuno, Nigel Coates, L2 Tsionov- Vitkon, Limon Lab, HWKN, Escher GuneWardena, Messana O'Rorke, Rudin Donner, Surfacedesign as Landscape Architects
Status: Expected Completion Fall 2014