El Ruedo Housing

Social housing with an original architectural design.

The El Ruedo housing development is an immense block of flats with a highly originally design in the district of Moratalaz. This social housing project was designed by architect Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza and built between 1986 and 1989 in order to rehouse families from the shantytown known as El Pozo del Huevo in the Villa de Vallecas district.

A block of helical flats with an encompassing structure decorated with colourful geometric motifs on the inside and red brick on the outside, somewhat akin to a bullring.

Inside the complex, which is accessed by a series of pedestrian tunnels and walkways, we find a garden area with a football pitch, a small children’s playground and wooden benches.

Updated: 11/04/2019

Useful information

Permit procedure

Fill out and process the form for an Announced action (in spanish only) or a Permit for occupation of the public thoroughfare (in spanish only). For more information on these permits and how to process them, please consult the webpage “How to film in Madrid?”.



Negociado Autorizaciones Rodajes
+34 914 803 723

Calle de Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente
28030 Madrid

Distrito: 14 Moratalaz

Images: City of Madrid Film Office


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