Ángel Borrego Cubero
The Cultural Factory is a reversible design project that advances, without negative impact, the aesthetic and technical qualities of the existing architecture of Matadero Madrid, a historic landmark of industrial architecture. The project is typical of crisis-stricken Europe, and particularly Spain, where architecture must chart a difficult course between the lack of economic resources and an urgent need for action.
Three volumes near the entrance organize the space, folding and compressing the circulation around them. This creates a gradient from compact to expansive, from busy to calm. The space requires minimal maintenance and, if the activity of the Factory were to cease, could be dismantled without any waste. The existing space would return completely to its pre-construction state. The materials used are predominantly polycarbonate and wood.
The Cultural Factory
Matadero Madrid. Paseo de la Chopera 14, Madrid
Ángel Borrego Cubero. OSS Office for Strategic Spaces