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  7. Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos

Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 23 May, 2012
Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos
Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos, © FG+SG
© FG+SG

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Architects

    Churtichaga & Quadra Salcedo Architects
  • Principal Designer

    Josemaria de Churtichaga
  • Project Design Team

    Mauro Doncel Marchán, Natanael López Pérez
  • Building Design Team

    Leticia López de Santiago
  • Client

    Madrid City Council
  • Cost

    4.104.843 €
  • Area

    2688.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. Memory, memories, even bad memory always twist and fly when we work on architectural past, … yes, make a story, choose the tone, cadence, rhythm, accents, a story that naturally coexist with collective memory of the old slaughterhouse of Madrid, with another early report of new application dedicated to the movies while curled up with the forgetfulness of their own recurrent obsessions…

© FG+SG
© FG+SG

The magical backlight and contrast of the films, and the childhood fascination of basketry and technical human infinite geometries are the sensory triangle… the rest is to surround in spiral this atmosphere, this feeling, and define it constructively. The tectonic history of brickland, the powerful rhetoric of the old slaughterhouse is the background, and also figure at the scenes of the story, a story in which a continuous low background, a wooden monomaterial painted in dark gray defines the new program deployed on walls, floors and ceilings, allowing a clear separation between story and History. Against this dark carpet background, my own memory outputs a floating figures, some huge vibrant baskets that define the main spaces.

© FG+SG
© FG+SG

The Film Archive Area is covered by a permeable basket, huge, walkable, that filters light and works as a lamp, a huge figure of a modest orange hose knitted infinitely. The Baskets that define Film rooms are shades of black. In the main room the orange background illuminated make the basket float until the movie begins, the background disappears and only a vibrant black surface stays. In the small projection room, a basket-banked trough very black on black space fleet almost black wood, only when you open a window dazzles the eye. Because the eye and limits of perception are ultimately the real protagonists of this history of cinema.

© FG+SG
© FG+SG

There is a constructive and structural battle, a battle to defend silent and hidden history. And to defend it is to disobey the pathology reports that distrust of the History of the factory building, do not understand that the factories of brick and masonry love to be charged… are happier and more cohesive… and that its logic is always a problem of stability and strength.

© FG+SG
© FG+SG

Relying on these unrepeatable walls of solid brick and lime mortar, the intervention has solved the great spam required by the program. The horizontal structure has been solved with reinforced concrete slabs, whose two-way working with the existing brick walls make a complete set of vertical load-bearing walls, distributing efforts through the generous cloth walls. The foundations of these walls was reinforced overloading batteries slightly inclined of micropiles penetrating under the vertical projection of stepped masonry foundations.

© FG+SG
© FG+SG

Upon resolution of the structure, a continuous carpet of grey painted pine flooring covers walls, floors and ceilings defining the new architecture of space. Against this dark wood background, the monomaterial woven baskets, frames made of bent steel tubing as the guarantors of geometry, and woven with conventional industrial irrigation hoses.

© FG+SG
© FG+SG

The spaces defined by the tectonics of the preexisting, the dark background of wood and the protagonists of the baskets figures required a deliberate silence on the introduction of the facilities. The enormous demand of fresh air that require the Plato and the Cinemas need a huge conducts that gets buried under ground most of these easements.

© FG+SG
© FG+SG

The areas without such large ventilation requirements, such as lobbies, offices and circulation areas are solved with underfloor heating / cooling systems. The lighting is deliberately disordered avoiding the perverse and sad homogeneity to which we are pushed by our regulations. Clusters of bulbs view dances in the walls… stripes of woven LEDs lighten the baskets and the space underneath.

© FG+SG
© FG+SG
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos" 23 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/236663/cinema-center-in-matadero-de-legazpi-chqs-arquitectos/>
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41 Comments

Magnox · November 27, 2013

Step away from the Google translate and the weed. Congratulations on your scheme though; it is beautifully lit.

Suiteurbana · July 13, 2012

#Cinema center in Matadero #Madrid #architectura + #design http://t.co/dMgHECbE AN EXQUISITE WORK @A_de_interiores @mataderomadrid

Vaughan William Owen · May 31, 2012

@Vaughanwo More #architecture w/ interesting #lighting? this cinema: http://t.co/XwoPIrWk Incredible pics here: http://t.co/CFnd6hrQ

Who Dat Consulting · May 27, 2012

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Light Collective · May 26, 2012

Striking. RT @JamesPChristian I&#39ve never seen anything like the lighting in this space. http://t.co/9JOG4ZCF via @ArchDaily #architecture

Kelly Ries Macdonald · May 26, 2012

RT @JamesPChristian I&#39ve never seen anything like the lighting in this space. http://t.co/DaMyalXa via @ArchDaily #architecture

Rod Mickleburgh · May 26, 2012

Not a direct comparable to Vancouver&#39s Pantages or Ridge Theatres, but Madrid City Council did this... @fabulavancouver
http://t.co/JtPlFM1O

BLAH CITY · May 26, 2012

Not a direct comparable to Vancouver&#39s Pantages or Ridge Theatres, but Madrid City Council did this... @fabulavancouver
http://t.co/JtPlFM1O

Cristina Gil Venegas · May 25, 2012

#lighting inspiration for this weekend! #madrid #creativlight http://t.co/LFCFGdjT via @ArchDaily #architecture”

Looney & Associates · May 25, 2012

RT @JamesPChristian I&#39ve never seen anything like the lighting in this space. http://t.co/DaMyalXa via @ArchDaily #architecture

Elizabeth Donoff · May 25, 2012

Striking. RT @JamesPChristian I&#39ve never seen anything like the lighting in this space. http://t.co/9JOG4ZCF via @ArchDaily #architecture

Tiz Dorigo · May 25, 2012

#Churtichaga & Quadra Salcedo #Architects: Imore about the #light-source, pls! http://t.co/Kif8qUZN via @archdaily

sva id · May 25, 2012

Beautifully-lit basket-like backgrounds show how a theme can transform a space, a former slaughterhouse in Madrid... http://t.co/mVd5OWC5

Global Lighting · May 25, 2012

#lighting inspiration for this weekend! #madrid #creativlight http://t.co/LFCFGdjT via @ArchDaily #architecture”

Paula Rainha · May 25, 2012

#lighting inspiration for this weekend! #madrid #creativlight http://t.co/LFCFGdjT via @ArchDaily #architecture”

hendra susanto · May 25, 2012

SPEECHLESS..!! Take a look guys.
“@ArchDaily: RT @JamesPChristian I&#39ve never seen anything like this http://t.co/yRodz30a via #architecture”

Cayetana Quadra · May 25, 2012

Gracias! RT @JoseManuBarrio: @cinetecamadrid @churtichaga @taniaqs Sutil escenografía mágica. http://t.co/zMg1LL7s

José Manuel Barrio · May 25, 2012

@cinetecamadrid @churtichaga @taniaqs Sutil escenografía mágica. http://t.co/DGAkPZyf

Carlos Diaz C. · May 25, 2012

un Cine muy especial. http://t.co/rff8KpO5

Shivani Soni · May 25, 2012

http://t.co/XwoPIrWk Obsessed. A slaughterhouse turned basketry-inspired cinema. BRILLIANT: http://t.co/CXbzr6cj

Morgan Terry · May 25, 2012

Wow stunning piece of design paired with seriously evocative write up #architecture #film #design http://t.co/2BrY5ZPi

Christoph Kapeller · May 25, 2012

Gorgeous Cinema Center in Madrid: by ch+qs arquitectos... http://t.co/KHDEVoq6

Cristina · May 25, 2012

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Arquitectura · May 25, 2012

http://t.co/KdZR7G3C Obsessed. A slaughterhouse turned basketry-inspired cinema. BRILLIANT: http://t.co/rZaRzNir

James Christian · May 25, 2012

I&#39ve never seen anything like the lighting in this space. http://t.co/CDw4eaXX via @ArchDaily #architecture

James Whitaker · May 24, 2012

A very nice cinema in Madrid - http://t.co/beuilXzw via @archdaily

Nazl? Ilg?t Yücel · May 24, 2012

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Marcos Aquino · May 24, 2012

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irena atkovska · May 24, 2012

http://t.co/XwoPIrWk Obsessed. A slaughterhouse turned basketry-inspired cinema. BRILLIANT: http://t.co/CXbzr6cj

Fernando Guerra · May 24, 2012
Cayetana Quadra · May 24, 2012

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Geoffroy Gerard · May 24, 2012

Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos @churtichaga @taniaqs | ArchDaily http://t.co/57qrf79U via @archdaily #architecture

James Lemanis · May 24, 2012

The contrast between the blackness and the pulsing rhythm of lighting is quite trippy.
http://t.co/69UeXSYM
#architecture #Madrid

carlos pinelo · May 24, 2012

Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi http://t.co/BimfrrNX #architecture

koony · May 24, 2012

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J Rodriguez · May 24, 2012

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Michal Ziso · May 24, 2012

Super dramatic space! | ch+qs arquitectos http://t.co/f8L53aIu

Carmen Valtierra · May 24, 2012

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___________________3 · May 24, 2012

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umberto Severini · May 24, 2012

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Carmen Ibáñez · May 24, 2012

@ArchDaily: Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos http://t.co/EiFGIhF3

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