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Windcatcher, Plaza España

Madrid, Spain



Harvard University Graduate School of Design


Thermodynamics: Madrid, A Better Life

Option Design Studio

Instructors Iñaki Ábalos and Mathias Schuller

The urban intervention connects Plaza de España to a broader spatial network within Madrid’s Historic Center through a pedestrian corridor and a Tower. It creates a dialogue with the existing urban structure and abstract but essential materials for living such as wind, sun, ground and water to improve the living conditions in inner and outer spaces in such an important public space.

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