How often are spontaneous, primitive, radical actions implemented in large urban centres? Siempre Fiesta (or Always Party) by Andrés Carretero and Carolina Klocker was recently voted by the We-Traders community as their favourite in the recent Open Call Madrid competition. Viewing the city through children’s eyes, where the order of the day is primarily playing or making, and using the concept of “free movement of our body in space” as a key driver, Carretero and Klocker developed a playful scheme that proposed filling a niche in Madrid’s urban grid with sand as a way of managing the environment to create “comfortable space.”
Location: Barajas, Madrid, Spain
Architect In Charge: Benedetta Tagliabue
Design Team: Alex Ruiz, Susana Oses, Cesar Trujillo, Marta Ruiz Nieto, Jordi Gorbe Neira, Valentina Antinucci, Laura Weiss, Jack O’Kelly, Cristián Ferrera,Vaiva Simoliunaite, Jesús Baranda, Carls Ernesto Lince, Carolina Carvalho, Ramón Gómez, Pedro Rodríguez Gómez Limón, Marco Coletti.
Area: 12,568 sqm
Photographs: Roland Halbe
A proposal by gmp Arquitectos, L35 Arquitectos and Ribas & Ribas has been announced as winner of an international competition to revamp Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Spain. Selected over an impressive shortlist of candidates including Foster & Partners, Herzog & de Meuron and Populous, the winning gmp-led team is expected to “transform the Santiago Bernabéu into the most advanced and developed stadium of the 21st century,” as described gmp owner Volkwin Marg.
“This building is undoubtedly the most important project of our careers.,” Marg added.
The challenge will consist in looking for ideas to re-design their astonishing 12.000 square foot premises located in the 8th floor of the historic building of Telefónica in Gran Vía, the heart of Madrid.
WAYRA is a start-up accelerator belonging to IT giant TELEFÓNICA, with presence in more than twelve countries through their network of WAYRA Academies, where they host and mentor young startups for a year.
Architects: Colectivo PEC
Location: Madrid, Spain
Design Team: Rodrigo Muñoz García, Pablo García Bachiller, Laura Casanova Colvee, Pablo Farfán, Rosa San José Miguel, Ana María Marrero Castro, Mónica Cuende Lozano, Marian Cuenca, Manuel Cifuentes Hernández, Javier Miranda Abad, Jesús Peinado Alonso, Angel Cabra, Mónica Bujalance
Area: 4137.0 sqm
Photographs: Juan Carlos Quindós
Architects: MTM Arquitectos
Location: Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Campus Cantoblanco, Calle Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 5, 28031 Madrid, Spain
Project And Work Coordinator: Miguel García-Redondo Villar, Carmen Antón, Laura Casas, Ana Arriero, Jesús Barranco, Álvaro Maestro
Area: 26090.0 sqm
Photographs: Luis Asin, Ferrovial
As part of the Architecture Week in Madrid, the “Past, Present and Future of Sol” exhibition was inaugurated and the brief for the International Ideas Competition was publicated.
PIENSA SOL is a reflection about the future of Madrid’s Puerta del Sol plaza. Its objective is to compile proposals through an international ideas competition to profile the path of its evolution looking to improve the Puerta del Sol context. To get to this objective PIENSA SOL is planned in a structured process base in four complementary phases: COMPETITION, EXHIBITION, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND REFLECTION.