The event presents five projects currently underway: Dos de Mayo Art Centre by the Office For Political Innovation; El Capricho Palace Museum by Cuarq Arquitectos; the SOLO Collection by Estudio Herreros; the Mahou Space by Héctor Fernández Elorza; and GRIGRI Pixel by Enorme Estudio.
“City in Process ” as part of “Architecture, City and Thought Hub”
April 21, 2016 – September 10, 2017
Plaza Cibeles, 1, 28014 Madrid
Architecture, City and Thought Hub, the series of CentroCentro exhibitions curated by Inés Caballero, brings us its final show with City in Process. On this occasion, the fourth floor space given over to architecture presents a reflection on the practices involved in developing spaces for culture currently underway in Madrid. The exhibition is open to the public from 21 April until 10 September.
The exhibition comprises a selection of projects based on social and cultural themes that are being contemplated, designed or in the process of being built right now. Together they show a partial outline of what Madrid could be like in the future: Dos de Mayo Art Centre by the Office For Political Innovation; El Capricho Palace Museum by Cuarq Arquitectos; the SOLO Collection by Estudio Herreros; the Mahou Space by Héctor Fernández Elorza; and GRIGRI Pixel by Enorme Estudio.
The projects are exhibited as a review of the methods used to represent architectural thought, where new digital representational formats – such as renders, visualisations and videos – coexist alongside traditional formats associated with architectural practice – models, drawings, reports, plans and sketches.
“Considering the transformation process the city is going through at the moment, these projects are expected to create social ties, improve the public space and diversify cultural provision”, explains the curator. “So, with this exhibition, we want to show how, through both public and private initiatives, we can find new uses for existing buildings, design spatial approaches linked to programmatic approaches, and then build these new spaces”.
The Architecture, City and Thought Hub series of exhibitions can be followed via the digital platform www.concentrador.org that collects, connects and lists all the content from all the exhibitions included in the project. Curated by Inés Caballero, this series gathers and showcases hidden content, languages and values related to the architecture of the city of Madrid that can be found in its historical archives, professional legacies, academic works, specialised publications and cultural catalogues.
Since 2016 the project has presented the exhibitions Emotional Architecture (Arquitectura Emocional, centred on photography and thought); Visible City (Ciudad Visible, featuring maps and technology); and Decisive City (Ciudad Decisiva, a reflection on the durability and uses of historic heritage buildings). The current show will bring the series to a close.