Arup has unveiled the strategy behind the net zero regeneration of MADBiT District, breathing life into this emerging tech and creative hub in the north-east of Spain’s capital city.
Spread across more than 165 hectares, Arup’s strategy will recast this former business park into an innovation district hosting an ecosystem of leading tech and data firms, including Spain’s soon-to-be-opened largest data centre.
Hemmed in by seven underground stations, the new knowledge district boasts excellent data connectivity to the national fiber-optic network and close proximity to the airport.
Working with the local MADBiT association, which brings together commercial asset owners, real estate investors and blue-chip corporate tenants and among others, Arup’s plan sets out a decarbonisation route map for the district, the regeneration of public spaces while hothousing initiatives in the digital, creative economy.
The area’s decarbonisation strategy builds on an agreement with Repsol that will create the country’s largest smart platform to manage aggregate demand. It will integrate renewable energy generation and energy storage with distributed generation systems to meet local consumption needs.