Spain

Madrid

Environmental construction and museums facilitate urban development

The metropolis of Madrid is growing through strategic cultural and traffic projects. It is the third largest urban area in Europe, and some of Europe’s highest tower blocks are located there as well.

Environmental construction and museums facilitate urban development

Environmental construction for healthier urban structures

Calle 30 is a major project that started in Madrid in the 2000s. It involves the partial relocation of a busy ring road into a tunnel. Various types of park areas were built on top of the tunnel to facilitate healthier urban structures. This resulted in an urban park area spanning several kilometres along the Manzanares river. Pollution and noise from the traffic have decreased, and more pleasant environments have emerged.

Terminal T4 at Madrid-Barajas Airport, designed by Richard Rogers, is an infrastructure project worth seeing.

Public construction

A large number of small-scale public construction projects are in progress in Madrid. These include a model developed for the construction of small healthcare centres that enables variations of the same construction plan to be used for several sites.

High-rise construction

Urban structures in Madrid are reaching for the skies. Paseo de la Castellana is a long street running across the city. Its nearby areas are under continuous renewal. Its landmark is a group of four skyscrapers. Some of them are more than 200 metres high and are among the tallest buildings in Europe.

Museums facilitate urban development

The art scene in Madrid is centred around major museums: Prado, Caixa Forum, Reina Sofía and Museo ABC. Madrid has been strategically developed into a cultural destination, by means of museums designed by internationally renowned architects, such as Jean Nouvel and Herzog & de Meuron.

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Spain

Culture and traffic spur development in Madrid

Archtours organised a trip to Madrid for the Oulu municipal property development company focusing on property development projects related to culture and sport, new healthcare centres and urban parks

Madrid, Spain 14 property developers from Oulu, Finland Tuesday to Friday, four days and three nights 

 

Archtours organised a trip to Madrid for the Oulu municipal property development company. The group learned how museum architecture has been used to further develop Madrid as a cultural destination. They also learned how the internationally successful architects Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, and Aranguren & Gallegos have strengthened Madrid’s reputation as the museum capital of Europe.

Other key sites included M30, an underground ring road construction project that has enabled Madrid to create an area spanning several kilometres for housing and urban parks by the Manzanares river. The group also visited innovative healthcare sites and libraries, as well as Magic Box, a tennis centre designed by Dominic Perrault.

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Spain

Barcelona

Conversions, commercial buildings and museums

The metropolis of Barcelona offers a variety of sights from converted buildings and commercial properties to museums.

Conversions, commercial buildings and museums

The new and developing urban innovation area of 22@ is home to many interesting architectural attractions. The former industrial neighbourhood of El Poblenou has emerged as a centre of architecture and technology.

Barcelona also offers the classic sights for the architecture fan from the buildings of Gaudi to the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe, an icon of modernism.

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