Medialab-Prado in Madrid (in construction)
Langarita Navarro 

Following the current strategy of recovering industrial architecture to harbor cultural buildings, the Área de las Artes del Ayuntamiento de Madrid (arts department of the Madrid City Council), called a competition in 2005 to renovate the old Serrería Belga (Belgian Sawmill), converting it into the center for creation Intermediae Prado. The industrial building, consisting of three warehouses, designed more than eighty years ago by Manuel Álvarez Naya, is one of the first examples in Spain of a structure built with reinforced concrete. The volume will house the activity of Medialab-Prado, a space devoted to the research and dissemination of digital culture, with a varied program including production workshops, seminars, exhibitions and concerts. The young Madrid studio Langarita Navarro, author of the Red Bull Music Academy in Matadero Madrid, won the competition with a proposal that, under the motto ‘Street Fighter’, proposes an open clash between the historical building that recovers its original state and the pieces that are added to complete the program...[+]

Cliente Client 
Ayuntamiento de Madrid. Área de Gobierno de Las Artes 

Arquitectos Architects 
Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos: María Langarita, Víctor Navarro

Colaboradores Collaborators 
Santiago Hernán (arquitecto técnico quantity surveyor), Elena Castillo, Marta Colón de Carvajal, Javier González Galán, Roberto González, Gonzalo Gutiérrez , Juan Palencia, Guillermo Trapiello, Paula García-Masedo

Consultores Consultants 
Mecanismo S.L. (estructura structural engineering), Úrculo Ingenieros (Instalaciones MEP), Lorena García (paisaje landscape)

Construcción Construction
VITROCSA (carpintería de aluminio aluminum frames), IASO (textil textile), Alumancha, FESICA (herreros ironworks), La Navarra (madera wood), Philips, Apelsa (iluminación LED y electricidad LED lighting and electricity)

Fotos Photos
Luis Díaz Díaz; Miguel de Guzmán