Final Thesis Project for my Master´s Degree in Architecture, Madrid (Spain) Outstanding distinction. Grade 8.5/ 10. Final Master´s Project selected and displayed by the University of Alcalá.
Rehabilitation of an old Factory in Madrid, the Tabacalera. The factory is currently abandoned and neglected. There is a project for a Museum of Visual Arts in the building but due to lack of funds, the project is in stand by. The Factory is being used for the past two years as a cultural center by the neighbours of Lavapies. The neighbors, unlike politicians, want a place to meet, do activities... and not another museum.
My proposal is to rehabilitate the Tabacalera, removing the extensions without architectural values and make the investment profitable by designing a building which holds both a museum and a cultural center. This is possible due to a concise study of the spaces that might be mutually used. Although both buildings share spaces, they are considered as different entities, having different schedules and entrances from the outside.
Status: School Project
Location: Madrid, Spain