The word plaza comes from the Spanish word meaning ‘place’ and in the beginning, that’s all a plaza was: a place, a space apart from the residents’ small homes, where they could meet and trade.
But when people can interact in a place of communal spirit and security, a plaza evolves from a marketplace into something more. It becomes the physical framework on which a community grows.
Our purpose is to smoothen the process through which a place becomes a home and a home becomes part of a thriving urban neighbourhood.
We do this by offering students, new residents and city starters of all sorts smart, smaller urban living spaces to make into their own homes and the residential services to help knit those homes into a real community.
While traditional housing policy privileges permanent home ownership, we draw our inspiration from the original plazas, where a diverse, dynamic mix of people regularly came together to create a cosmopolitan and welcoming environment.
That is the vision connecting our network of modern, multi-residential buildings in cities across Europe.
They are all different spaces, but we manage each of them according to the same principles of transparency, community, security and connection between people.
When you come to a new city, you need to find your own place. Both the physical space that you will inhabit and make your own place and the wider social space that makes up the neighbourhoods, communities and ultimately, the city itself.
Come to Plaza to find your place in the city.