Unexpected architecture – a delight for the senses

The good thing about travelling is that you come across so many innovative buildings by surprise – architecture both new and old – which tends to inspire and amaze in equal measure.

On a recent trip to Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, we flew in with British Airways to Madrid‘s Barajas International Airport.   Soaring, undulating ceilings, repetitious wave detailing, ad infinitum (it’s over three-quarters of a mile in length) allowing light to flood into the terminal area – it’s beauty and style takes you a little by surprise.  The subdued palette reinforces the simplicity and strength of the design.

The terminal apparently doubled the airport’s space and took six years to build but has been here since 4th February 2006.

Designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership,  it’s a tad embarrassing that I haven’t seen it before now, especially as it won the prestigious Sterling Prize too.

Better late than never however – I’ve seen it now and can add it to my list of favourite designs worldwide.  It’s well worth a visit.

Contributor & photographer:  Sue Lowry

Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine is a client of Magellan PR.  Follow them on Twitter:  @LeDomaineHotel and on Facebook/Abadiaretuertaledomaine.

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9 Responses to Unexpected architecture – a delight for the senses

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    Santa-Caterina Market, because of the ‘rolling’ roof structure. It’s fantastic x

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