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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Rafael de La-Hoz, Daoíz y Velarde Cultural Center in Madrid

Starting from the premise of respecting the geometry of the preexisting volume, as well as the metallic roof with a sawtooth shape and the facade clad with brickwork, Rafael de La-Hoz has made a cultural center out of the old Daoíz y Velarde barracks, located by the tracks of Madrid’s Atocha Station. This is the Córdoba-born architect’s second intervention in the military complex, having almost a decade ago finished the building for the municipal office of the Retiro district. Maintaining the original shell, truss, and metal pillars, the renovation empties the interior for the cultural program with differentiated access and circulation areas. Past and present coexist in a recycling exercise that reinterprets the old construction while integrating new systems of collecting renewable energy, capitalizing on natural light and ventilation, besides geothermics through a new structure of concrete slabs.
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