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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Beta Ø refurbishes Club de Campo Villa riding arena in Madrid

At kilometer 2.4 along the Castilla road, in Madrid, is this 4,000-square-meter covered horseback riding arena refurbished by the Beta Ø, the Madrid-based firm of Borja Peña, Ernesto Sierra, and Xabier Ortega. The project sought to highlight the original construction, so the asbestos facade of 1963 gave way to a new enclosure that also optimizes its energy performance. The facades are composed of two skins: one of transparent polycarbonate, the other a wooden lattice with horizontal louvers. Inside, specific actions have been taken here and there, such as eliminating elements that were affecting the existing building negatively, or incorporating small industrialized constructions, executed with stainless steel sheets and laminated plywood boards.
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