Elemental Quinta Monroy


Quinta Monroy is a social housing project in Iquique, Chile by Elemental that creates denser, 35 m2 units that can be built for 7500 USD, and can be expanded over time by the households to 72 m2.

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Quinta Monroy is a social housing project in Iquique, Chile by Elemental. The Chilean Government asked them to design housing for families for only $7500 USD per family. This money had to cover the costs of terrain, urban planning and architecture. In order to make the best possible use of space, they created denser, 35 m2 units, that could be expanded over time by the households to 72 m2, both vertically and horizontally, without overcrowding. The structure and facilities (such as bathroom and kitchen) were designed in consideration of this future expansion.

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Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Iquique, Chile

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Elemental and Chile Barrio

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Other social housing and incremental building schemes such as the Sustainable Incremental Construction Unit (SICU).

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Aims to create sustainable communities.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

93 households in the center of Iquique, Chile.

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