T+L Design Awards 2013
Courtesy of Cineteca Cinema Center
Honorable Mention: Best Performance Space
Cineteca Cinema Center, Madrid
Designed by Josemaría de Churtichaga for CH+QS Architects
A former slaughterhouse housing a film archive, two cinemas, a film and television studio, and a summer viewing patio, the Cineteca Cinema Center demonstrates an innovative reinterpretation of space. The existing brick-and-stone structure is contrasted with materials like pinewood, bent steel tubing, and industrial irrigation hoses, woven to create texture along ceilings and walls. Matadero Madrid, Centro creativo contemporaneo del Ayuntamiento de Madrid, 8 Plaza de Legazpi; mataderomadrid.org.