Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos Medialab-Prado, Madrid


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Medialab Prado is an arts centre designed by Spanish architects, Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos.

Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos Medialab-Prado, Madrid

Medialab-Prado in Madrid is a centre that explores the production and dissemination of digital art, recently completed by Spanish architects María Langarita and Víctor Navarro.
The centre was constructed in the old Belgian sawmill(Serrería Belga),one of Madrid?s first reinforced concrete buildings designed by architect Manuel Álvarez Naya and built in the 1920s.

The architects, Langarita-Navarro decided not to touch the existing, reinforced concrete structure and instead designed a flexible, light and articulated space to fit into it, called "La Cosa" (the thing).

The project comprises demountable elements that can be reused and that can be easily adapted to meet the centre?s future needs .
The architects? general view of “La Cosa” is as an open process that can actually involve participation of the users. The same elements that compose it can also be used as supports for digital experimentation, for example the dividing walls are used as digital facades.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Project: Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos
Location: Madrid, Spain
Images courtesy of Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos, pph. Miguel de Guzmán, Luis Díaz Díaz



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