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CHURTICHAGA+QUADRA SALCEDO ARCHITECTS : http://www.chqs.net/
The tectonic history of brick, the powerful rhetoric of the old slaughterhouse is the background; a wooden mono-material 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 some huge vibrant baskets define the main spaces.
The Film Archive Area is covered by a permeable basket, huge, walkable, that filters light and works as a lamp. The Baskets that define Film rooms are black. In the main room the orange-illuminated background make the basket float until the movie begins, the background disappears and only a vibrant black surface stays.
The horizontal structure has been solved with reinforced concrete slabs, which with the existing brick walls make a complete set of vertical load-bearing walls, distributing efforts through the generous cloth walls.
Background and Baskets:
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 mono-material woven baskets, frames made of bent steel tubing as the guarantors of geometry, and woven with conventional industrial irrigation hoses.
The spaces required a deliberate silence on the introduction of the facilities. The enormous demand of fresh air need huge conducts that are buried under ground. The areas without such large ventilation requirements, such as lobbies, offices and circulation areas are solved with underfloor heating and cooling systems.
The lighting is deliberately disordered. Stripes of woven LEDs lighten the baskets and the space underneath.
architects: churtichaga+quadra salcedo architects
location: Matadero de Legazpi, Madrid, Spain
surface: 2688 m2
year/status: 2011 (built)
structure: reinforced concrete
client/ contractor: Madrid City Council / Edhinor
project team: Principal Designer: Josemaria de Churtichaga • Project Design Team: Mauro Doncel Marchán, Natanael López Pérez • Building Design Team: Leticia López de Santiago
Quantity Surveyor: Joaquín Riveiro Pita, Martín Bilbao Bergantiños
Structural Surveyor: Euteca
Facilities Surveyor: Úrculo Ingenieros Consultores
photography: Fernando Guerra, FG reportagens