L35 – Village Verde’s world-leading architects
When it came to designing Sotogrande’s latest exclusive apartment development there were many factors to consider. Sotogrande has been growing steadily since its inception in 1962 making it the largest private community in Spain while gaining a reputation for ambitious, innovative projects and developments. Thus, it was imperative that the new development complemented the enviable lifestyle of exclusivity and quality.
Village Verde lies in the verdant parkland of La Reserva Club, a 650 hectare site that is studded with the indigenous cork-oak trees that are typical of this part of Andalucía. With a brief to design a luxury apartment project that was eco-friendly, as well as having a real sense of community and ensuring the natural beauty of the area was preserved, the developer commissioned award-winning L35 as architect.
Internationally renowned architect studio
The largest architecture studio in Spain, internationally renowned L35 have 12 offices around the world and are devoted to ‘excellence in architectural design through teamwork and from the perspective of creative diversity and freedom.’ Their impressive track record speaks for itself. Having grown with success since their foundation in 1967, they have completed more than 200 projects on four continents, including the Larios Shopping Mall in the centre of Málaga and the renovation of the Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid.
Their expertise in aiding their clients to develop responsible, environmentally friendly and architecturally intelligent, sustainable buildings has been invaluable, with their in-house experts able to guide Village Verde through the process of gaining international environmental certifications. The development will be seeking BREEAM and WELL certifications thanks to their advice and guidance.
Local teamwork on a global scale
With 38 partners and more than 200 professionals, L35 is made up of over 20 nationalities who each bring their experience and talent to make up a growing practice.
The Village Verde project saw CEO and Partner Architect Tristán López-Chicheri and Borja Fernández del Vallado, Project Leader Architect take the initiative in designing a development that seamlessly complemented the studio’s own values of technically rigorous design coupled with sustainable creativity. As Tristán confirmed in a recent interview about their work on the development, “We have tried to interpret the old values with the modern language of architecture.”
The partnership of Sotogrande and L35 has seen Village Verde become a reference point for sustainable building while creating a true sense of community in an exclusive environment.