Out Of Time
Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion by Oscar Niemeyer
Hangar 16 Matadero-Madrid Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Office
"A former restored slaughterhouse in Madrid offers space for a variety of cultural and creative activities, such as exhibitions that utilize defunct carcass-hanging hooks to display delicate pieces of art.
Given a limiting budget, we reduced our architectural decisions into two unique actions. The first one uses a particular industrial element: doors. By manipulating their position, the functional possibilities of the design were multiplied. For example, the main space could be transformed into smaller spaces to celebrate different activities simultaneously. The second move was to recover the brickwork to establish a distinct atmosphere within the building. The execution of these two simple ideas reinforced the scale and proportions of the interior, while at the same time, it revamped the character of the building.”
Gary A. Bibb.