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Shortlisted for housing project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, VDC is a mixed-use building made entirely out of reinforced concrete prefabricated panels, slabs and rings.

The project forms a floating tabletop that covers a multi-service open space; and crowned by six tube-like boxes that form small housing units.

All of these elements perform at once as structure, insulation and finishing, containing a thermal layer inside and sparing additional cladding, exposing the concrete as the apparent material.

The concept and building processes – from the pieces' strict planning and production to their quick assembly on site – aimed to achieve time and physical-resource optimisation, configuring an effective answer to the contemporary need for immediacy and economy of means.

Architect: Summary
Project: VDC

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