The city should control its growth to avoid increasing its ecological footprint. Therefore, when a new building is needed, it is necessary to minimize its environmental impact and its energy dependence. Zero or nearly zero energy buildings is already a must. Achieving this through the use of passive strategies, should be an obligation.
Our vast experience on this building typology allows us to make an architecture without adjectives [environmental, ecological, green, sustainable, zero, passive …], far from conceptualizations created by preconceived images. In other terms, achieving these goals are part of a broader design procedure that responds to other contemporary needs.