Arup will host a tour of its most iconic projects in Madrid, as it supports the city’s Open House architecture festival for the fifth consecutive year.
The programme for the festival, which takes place in more than 40 cities across the world, allows free entrance into some of the host city's most iconic buildings over the course of a weekend, together with guided tours and talks about the built environment.
Taking place on the weekend of September 28-29, Open House Madrid will pay homage to modernist architect Miguel Fisac. His work includes examples of bold Spanish post-war architecture including the eastern-inspired silhouette of the now-demolished ‘Pagoda’ building, presented as a stack of five square-plan rotated floors.
A group of Arup volunteers will offer a guided tour of some of the city's most remarkable buildings such as the Prado National Museum, the Reina Sofía National Art Centre Museum, the Palace Hotel and social and arts centre La Casa Encendida. The tour will also take in Arup’s Spain office, as well as a walk exploring the architecture of the local neighbourhood, Los Jerónimos. The walk will take in a range of buildings in this well to do area, departing from the Church of San Jerónimo el Real and wrapping up in Plaza de Cibeles.