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Interviews with designers and architects from around the world who tell us about their projects and concerns during the constant transitions and changes in these first 20 years of the 21st century. Concise interviews with key messages that provide a vision of commitment to the evolution of society through innovation, sustainability and well-being. A new awareness.
A look at the global concept of the city, urban planning, new construction and the interior design of spaces.
We met up with Carlos Rubio Carvajal, Rubio Estudio, opposite the old Army Museum in Madrid to discuss the building’s renovation project in the coming years with the aim of expanding the Prado Museum.
In 2016, Carlos Rubio Carvajal, together with Norman Foster, won the bid to undertake the renovation of the building and to connect it with the nearby Prado Museum. Now, following the recent approval from the Government for the project to go ahead, our guest reveals some key elements of the work process.
“The project focuses on giving life to a building that is dead, with the utmost respect for history and a multifaceted vision of the elements that will modernise it and connect it with the city”, said Carlos Rubio.
During the conversation, he also gives us a rundown of his research and projects on the present-day and future city: “The city is one of mankind’s best inventions, a dense, connected city as a space for coexistence, a place for the exchange of knowledge and affection”, he concluded.
Carlos Rubio Carvajal is a Madrid architect with more than 30 years of professional experience. His projects include, the SyV Tower in the Cuatro Torres Business Area of la Castellana in Madrid, the headquarters of Indra in Alcobendas and Torrejón de Ardoz, a tower in Isla de Chamartín, the refurbishment of the Mercado de la Cebada area, the Madrid Río landscape project integrated into the M-Rio team and the Mahou-Vicente Calderón plot development plan in Madrid.
Among various recognitions, he has received the Veronica Rudge Green Prize from Harvard University in 2015, the Green Urban Planning/ Landscape Architecture Award 2013, the International Architecture Award 2012, The Chicago Athenaeum, the FAD 2012 Architecture and Landscape Award, the Plus Award 2012, the International Urban Design and Landscape Award (CICA) at the 13th Buenos Aires Architecture Biennial 2011, the Madrid 2011 prize from the Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, COAM Distinction for architectural work in 2009, 2011 and 2012, and the 1989 COAM Architecture Award.
Realización del vídeo y presentación: Marisa Santamaría
Agradecimiento especial a AnnieHome, por la cesión de los sillones Prado e Infantas, diseñadas por Paco Muñoz para el Museo del Prado