Due to the huge dimension of the interior lobby of this former State Post Office building by 1920’s Decó architect Antonio Palacios, La Casita Azul takes shape in the form of a self-contained small pavilion: a space within a space. This pavilion is laid out as a possible prototype for exhibiting architecture, with long surfaces for hanging images or drawings and with a dark room containing models and projections.
Along with the architecture, the commission includes the direction of the curatorial programme, which focuses upon recent or under construction international works by Spanish offices, making a point in the current necessity for broadening horizons in architectural practices.
Project: Pavilion design + curatorial programme
Status: Built (2014)
Client: CentroCentro Cibeles, Madrid
Location: CentroCentro Cibeles, Madrid, Spain
Director: José Tono Martínez
Team: Jacobo García-Germán, Victoria Álvarez, Andrea Gutiérrez, Manuel del Río
Photographs: Jorge López Conde
Exhibitions: Benedetta Tagliabue, Juan Herreros - Global Practice, Fernando Higueras - Canarias y Las Salinas, Juan Rodríguez - Atlas Entropía #Madrid