Centrality and periphery in Madrid since 2000 (8) Azca

The southeast corner of Azca, a powerful public transport hub. On the right, BBVA building by Sainz de Oiza

The southeast corner of Azca, a powerful public transport hub. On the right, BBVA building by Sainz de Oiza

The census block of Azca had the third highest position in the region, with a GDP of 2.564 million euros. With 1.540 residents and 41.734 jobs (highest value in the region for a census block, there were 27 jobs per resident.

A bunch of towers of different architectural merit and a public landscape wich deceives in some areas, with the usual corridors on different levels that remind, of all things, a feeling of insecurity; but also some noteworthy architectures, as Oiza’s BBVA, and also the certainty of an “imperial” postwar “dream” that was not to finally happen.

Gradient of housing floor area by lot and, for some lots, number of dwellings

Gradient of housing floor area by lot and, for some lots, number of dwellings

Gradient of office floor area and, for some lots, number of cadastral spaces registered as offices, by lot

Gradient of office floor area and, for some lots, number of cadastral spaces registered as offices, by lot

The total built-up area is over 1,24 million sq m, with 10% used for housing. So the average apartment is 85 sq m, and for each worker there is a combined average of 27 sq m of built up space, excluding only the housing floor area. There is half a million sq m in offices, and 130.000 m2 of retail (El Corte Inglés, mainly). The most striking figure is the fact that 28,5% of the floor area is occupied by parking (354.000 sq m…)

52 of the floor area is from before 1980 (including all the dwellings) and 41% from the 1980-2000 period.

The origins of Azca in the post-war Plan Bidagor, as a commercial area

The origins of Azca in the post-war Plan Bidagor, as a commercial area

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