ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center
 
ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center
oct 10, 2012

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center

 

madrid’s original slaughterhouse is being transformed into a rich center for cultural activities, as the city invites architects to propose new programs for the many warehouses that constitute the previous death factory. local practice ensamble studio won the competition to repurpose warehouses 13, 14, and 17b, 17c which sit across the street. the vernacular of the halls was maintained, keeping the original windows and steel trusses with granite floors. the narrow exterior space between the buildings is closed and used as a longitudinal modern circulation space communicating the two white volumes now appropriated to educational and cultural events with a great flexibility in the types of spaces created. the transformation has been recorded below by roland halbe

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center small multi-use rooms within a large hall image © roland halbeall images courtesy of ensamble studio

 

 

 

massive precast concrete beams intersect transversely through the constructs creating vectors of study and research areas that look over the more social functions below. ensamble’s updated aesthetic results in continuous light-filled masses with modern injections of colorful program, fixtures and structures. the disconnected edifices were transformed into a multipurpose auditorium and office space. the dilapidated roof is rebuilt as it had existed, while the interior profile is reinterpreted with thin aluminum slats that glow with natural daylight. a delicate steel frame supports the original masonry walls that continue to define the exterior facade.

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center large geometrical structures provide children with a play area image © roland halbe

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center horizontal beams create corridors inside the space image © roland halbe

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural centerimage © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center stairs leading to the upstairs hallway image © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center handrail detail image © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center central circulation between the two warehouses image © roland halbe

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center image © roland halbe

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center large open event spaceimage © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center transverse inhabitable beams create corridorsimage © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center lounge areasimage © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center auditoriumimage © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center entrance to the two warehousesimage © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural centerimage © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center original facadeimage © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center exterior entry image © roland halbe

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center original slaughterhouseimage © ensamble studio

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center site plan

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center floor plan / level 0

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center section

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center section

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center section

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center section

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center axonometric of ceiling construction

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center spatial axonometric

ensamble studio reanimates slaughterhouse in madrid as a cultural center spatial axonometric

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