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UPA-BUA Union Professionnelle d'Architectes
Beroepsunie Van Architecten

UPA - BUA architecture trip Madrid 2018 - SOLD-OUT !

MADRID, is one of the most exciting capitals in Europe. From its Arab roots to today's dynamic political centre, passing through a Christian period, the Mudejar, the Habsburgs, capital of the Spanish colonial empire of the Golden Age, the Bourbons, the Madrid baroque style of the XVlll0 Napoleon, Franco, the 1950s with the New York inspired skyscrapers ... Madrid ahora wanted to acquire architectural icons with an image of modernity signed Jean Nouvel for the extension of the Reina Sofia Museum, Rafael Moneo for the Prado Museum, Richard Rogers for the airport, Ricardo Bofill for the Congress Palace, Norman Foster for the Caja Tower, Santiago Calatrava for the future obelisk, Alvaro Siza for the Colon tourist centre and the Prado Recoletos axis, José Aranguren and Justo Gallego for the ABC museum, Herzog & de Meuron for the Caixa Forum and its plant wall by Patrick Blanc and also MVRDV, Raphael De La-Hoz, Morphosis, Foa ... To counter the upheavals of this urbanization, the city has created the Office of Wall Management, street art is officialized as a tool to beautify the city. Madrid is one of the most wooded cities in the world, with 21,000 hectares of green spaces inherited from vast estates belonging to the royal family. In the XXl0 century, the city continues to develop its green spaces. In 2003, the M3o ring road was buried to build Madrid Rio, a green corridor of 3.500 ha, which rehabilitates the banks of the Manzanares river, connecting all the parks of the city by means of 30 km of tracks designed for walkers, children, sportsmen, tourists. This modern river also has artistic fountains, exhibition platforms, a cultural centre, 34,000 new trees, 471,000 shrubs, 211,000 m2 of lawns...
... and ... the megalopolis or the pueblo? ... the azulejos brought back to life ... the traditional or creative flamenco? ... the Real or the Atlético? ... bullfighting ... rustic or gastronomic tapas ? ... jamon ... chocolate con churros ... rooftop bars …


Friday 04 May 2018