Intermediae Prado Center

Place: Madrid
Date: 2006
Design/direction: Eduardo Delgado Orusco, in collaboration with Exit Arquitectos

The opportunity to imagine the use and transformation of the old "Serreria Belga", an industrial installation of the early 20th century in the Barrio de las Letras and in the vicinity of the Recoletos axis, has allowed us to reflect on several levels. Firstly on the transformation of old building structures whose patrimonial value advises their conservation, but whose original use has become obsolete. On the other hand, there is a reflection on the spaces destined to the world of art and creation, to the extent that the production and management of these operations have been democratized and not only admit, but demand citizen participation.

The call for this competition has allowed us to approach the "Intermediae" project, one of the initiatives that, from our point of view, has better interpreted the new cultural coordinates of art and creation processes in Madrid, connecting initiatives personal and institutional, at the local, national or international level.