“City in Process” at CentroCentro: new spaces for culture in Madrid

City in Process (Ciudad en proceso) is the fourth and final show in the Architecture, City and Thought Hub (Concentrador de arquitectura, ciudad y pensamiento) series of exhibitions curated by Inés Caballero. On this occasion, the space presents a reflection on the practices involved in developing spaces for culture currently underway in Madrid.

 

ColeccionSOLO © EstudioHerreros

ColeccionSOLO © estudioHerreros

 

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.


 

Practical information

“City in Process ” as part of  “Architecture, City and Thought Hub”
April 21, 2016 – September 10, 2017
CentroCentro Cibeles,
Plaza Cibeles, 1, 28014 Madrid
Spain

 


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.

 

ColeccionSOLO © EstudioHerreros

ColeccionSOLO © estudioHerreros

ColeccionSOLO © EstudioHerreros

ColeccionSOLO © estudioHerreros

 

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.

 

"City in Process" exhibition view at CentroCentro © enorme studio

“City in Process” exhibition view at CentroCentro © enorme studio

"City in Process" exhibition view at CentroCentro © enorme studio

“City in Process” exhibition view at CentroCentro © enorme studio

 

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.

 

Centro Arte Dos Mayo © Office For Political Innovation

Centro Arte Dos Mayo © Office For Political Innovation

Centro Arte Dos Mayo © Office For Political Innovation

Centro Arte Dos Mayo © Office For Political Innovation

 

 

“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”.

 

Espacio Mahou © Héctor Fernández Elorza

Espacio Mahou © Héctor Fernández Elorza

Espacio Mahou © Héctor Fernández Elorza

Espacio Mahou © Héctor Fernández Elorza

 

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.

 

Grigri Pixel © Enorme Estudio

Grigri Pixel © Enorme Estudio

Grigri Pixel © Enorme Estudio

Grigri Pixel © Enorme Estudio

 

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.

 

Museo Palacio Capricho © Cuarq Estudio

Museo Palacio Capricho © Cuarq Estudio

Museo Palacio Capricho © Cuarq Estudio

Museo Palacio Capricho © Cuarq Estudio


 

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