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NP Gas Station / Moneo-Brock

  • Architects: Moneo-Brock
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Architects: Moneo-Brock - Belén Moneo & Jeff Brock
  • Collaborators: Benjamín Llana, Andrés Barrón, Sandra Formigo
  • Structural Engineer: NB35, Jesús Jiménez, José Luís Lucero
  • Contractor: Aguado Ruiz S.A.
  • Client: VALAES S.L.
  • Site Area: 7391 sqm
  • Area: 345.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007

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From the architect. Billboard ads and architecture, and how they relate to landscape when placed along highways, are something that has been investigated in both theory and practice, specially in the US. For example, Robert Venturi analized how constructions were seen from cars in motion. These theories were incorporated into the project, which has a very appealing images but at the same time is reponsable with its surroundings. The canopy looks like birds or clouds on the horizon, between sky and earth.

During the 40s and 50s, gas stations were built with optimism and modernism in mind. Structures cantilevered some magic to the stations. But this building capturates the flow of movement through the curves on its canopy, on a clear statement towards landscape.

The quality of the terrain demanded lots of work, with foundations going up to 15m deep to support the corten steel plates, which don't need to be painted and age properly.

Pictures and drawings after the break.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"NP Gas Station / Moneo-Brock" 15 Sep 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>