Intermediae | Strategies of Conciliation Option Studio

Tasked with the creative conservation of an existing modernist market in the heart of Madrid, this project is a speculative exploration of vertical diversity to provide for an arts and media center for a local arts organization.

The design process was conducted with three parallel exercises, the first looking at collage and elevation, the second the design of a small artist studio, and the last on the structural possibilities of working with the existing market.

The final project addresses the typological elements of the city, the balcony and the courtyard, whilst responding at the scale of urban infrastructure. One of the key features of this approach is a large auditorium that opens up to the public square below, allowing views into the building, but also acting as a public stage for the city.