The Fundación Arquitectura COAM -Madrid Municipal Architect’s Association- has inaugurated an exhibition with original drawings of the main works of modern architects in Madrid. Under the title ‘The Construction Project. From Sketches to Built Architecture’, the exhibition brings together plans and original documents of the architectural icons of Madrid, such as buildings by Alejandro de la Sota, Sáenz de Oiza, Genaro Alas or Eleuterio Población.
“The Construction Project. From Sketches to Built Architecture”
28 June to 30 July, 2017
COAM – Official College of Architects of Madrid
Calle de Hortaleza, 63, Madrid
The exhibition aims to show the process of obtaining building approval according to construction drawings -a permit issued out exclusively by COAM- of many of the iconic architectural projects in Madrid.
The ‘Building Approval’ is a generally little known process, which nevertheless is key when carrying out Architecture projects. It is a collegial function, delegated by the Public Administration, which verifies and validates the identity of the architect, as well as the integrity of the documentation that is presented.
The exhibition is illustrated with representative documents of the Historical Service of COAM and the Public Administration General Archives, and comprises 4 separated display areas that cover the whole of the building approval process: architecture, construction, structure and facilities.
From each selected work, originals and copies of the Buildign Permits can be consulted, showing site plans and locations, elevations, façades, foundations or structural elements. All of these construction plans show the detail put into the actual construction design of the building, as seen in the many plans dedicated to technical facilities such as gas, water and light.
Projects featured in the exhibition:
Casa Huarte – José Antonio Corrales y Ramón Vázquez Molezún
Gimnasio Maravillas – Alejandro de la Sota
Banco de Bilbao – Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza
Central Telefonica de la Concepción – Julio Cano Lasso
Torres Blancas – Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza
Edificio Windsor – Genaro Alas Rodríguez, Pedro Casariego Hernández Vaquero, Luis Alemany Indarte, Rafael Alemany Indarte, Ignacio Ferrero Ruiz de la Prada y Manuel del Río Martínez
Edificio Eurobuilding – Eleuterio Población Knappe
Central Lechera Clesa – Alejandro de la Sota
Fábrica de Café Monky – Genaro Alas y Pedro Casariego
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Luz – José Luis Fernández de Amo