A new housing project in Medellin to inspire eco-living

 A 3D render of the residential project depicts solar-powered lamps, a soccer field, an outdoor pool, and plenty of lush vegetation.

A 3D render of the residential project depicts solar-powered lamps, a soccer field, an outdoor pool, and plenty of lush vegetation.

Located about half an hour outside of Medellin, the new Volta housing project promises to be a green oasis for urban dwellers in need of some fresh air. Located in what is now called the “Nuevo Alto de las Palmas,” this housing project by design firm 5 Sólidos – in collaboration with architecture studio ALH Taller for construction company Ubicca – is surrounded by an environmental reserve and focuses on clean energy.

 A 3D rendering of the indoor pool.

A 3D rendering of the indoor pool.

The eco-conscious residential project is one of the first in Colombia to offer charging stations for electric vehicles while using a water bank to irrigate shared green spaces, and even features solar-powered street lamps.

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Volta residents have access to a soccer field, tennis court, squash court, barbecue area, electric car charging stations, an indoor and outdoor pool, and even a jacuzzi. Ubicca advertises it as a privileged spot for living, eating, walking, exercising, and studying – advocating for clean energy, easy breathing, and inspiring others to take care of the planet.

While the residence is a unique proposal within the Colombian housing market, it echoes recent trends in green buildings, such as an earlier project by ALH, the green residence El Matorral. And so goes the Volta slogan: “Green is not just the color of the mountains, but also a state of mind.” ubiccaconstructora.com

 Another view of the indoor/ outdoor pool, surrounded by a natural reserve.

Another view of the indoor/ outdoor pool, surrounded by a natural reserve.