madrid international convention center by mansilla + tunon, in collaboration with matilde peralta del amo, 2007 – 2008 the entire building is lined with photovoltaic panels and covered in glass, which will significantly improve the daylight access to each floor.

designboom met mansilla + tunon architects in vicenza, italy on december 12th, 2008.

in 1992 the luis mansilla and emilio tunon alvarez established mansilla + tunon architectural firm and have since designed numerous public and private buildings worldwide.

db: describe your style, like a good friend of yours would describe it.

every project needs a surprise and we would like to discover that, lets say through the form, the materials and the relationship we have with it. our work is the pursue of equality and diversity. it’s a subtle game of differences and similarities. this allows flexible use by either groups or individuals. often space is defined by a double presence, a border that exists as two spaces, fluid and gentle. instead of presenting an architecture of physical constraints, we like a design that creates intermediacy.

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