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Architecture from Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson

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New Youth Centre in Rivas Vaciamadrid

Mi5 Arquitectos

Location: Madrid, Spain

Principal use: Youth centre

Client: Rivas Vaciamadrid Council

Site area: 1,834 m2 (19,741 ft2)

Interior area: 1,834 m2 (19,741 ft2)

Total build area: 2,244 m2 (24,154 ft2)

Design period: March 2006 – January 2007

Construction period: March 2008 – October 2009

Budget: €3,236,351

Mi5’s statement for the Casa Más Grande (as the youth centre in Rivas has come to be known) reads like a manifesto: ‘From the beginning, the project was conceived as the possibility of making the “underground” visible, a construction devised as a radical manifestation of the youthful spirit of Madrid’s outskirts in general, and of Rivas’ youth groups in particular. The project aspires to become ...

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