The exhibition is a sample that includes the most important twentieth century buildings in Madrid which, either because their temporary proximity or programmatic modesty, have not been recognized as BIC (Well of Cultural Interest). This exhibition was created with the aim of supporting the efforts from the COAM which is underway to request the addition of 20 buildings as BIC and 150 sets as BIP (Heritage Resource). Thus, it is intended that society gives more importance to these works thaty, usually, go unnoticed and so the locals discover and value the role of architects in designing the landscape of the city of last 60 years.
The exhibition has been coordinated by the Working Group of Heritage and can be visited during business hours 9:00 to 20:00, on the first floor of the headquarters of the COAM, Hortaleza, 63.
“BICs of the twentieth century”
22/04/2015 – 08/31/2015
9:00 to 20:00
LaSede COAM, First Floor
C/ Hortaleza 63,
A Bien de Interés Cultural is a category of the Spanish heritage register. This category dates from 1985 when it replaced the former heritage category of Monumento nacional (national monument) in order to extend protection to a wider range of cultural property. Monumentos are now identified as one of the sub-categories of Bien de Interés Cultural.
The term literally means “Good (in the sense of economics) of Cultural Interest”, although a better translation could be “Heritage of Cultural Interest”, as Spain now protects not only material heritage, like monuments or movable works of art, but also intangible cultural heritage.
Some Bienes enjoy international protection as World Heritage Sites or Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
News source: COAM Madrid