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.

Magellan PR is on twitter @MagellanPR,  on Facebook/MagellanPR, Google+, Flickr, Foursquare and Pinterest.  For more information on our company, visit http://www.magellan-pr.com.  Please see our sister blog focussing on travel in the South of England – A3 Traveller.

Advertisements

About magellanstraits

Magellan Straits showcases the observations & musings from Magellan PR, a boutique travel & lifestyle agency founded in 1998. We post items that are of interest from the clients we promote and from the travels and experiences that we independently undertake.
This entry was posted in Art and Culture, Europe and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Unexpected architecture – a delight for the senses

  1. sianhannah says:

    I love this design, It reminds me a little of A huge market I visited in Barcelona, the
    Santa-Caterina Market, because of the ‘rolling’ roof structure. It’s fantastic x

  2. I blog quite often and I really appreciate your content.
    Your article has really peaked my interest. I am going to
    take a note of your website and keep checking for new details
    about once a week. I opted in for your RSS feed too.

  3. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been conducting a little research on this. And he actually ordered me lunch because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this issue here on your internet site.

  4. I think this is among the most important info for me.
    And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark on some general things, The web site style is ideal, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

  5. I am no longer certain where you are getting your information, but great topic.
    I must spend a while finding out more or figuring out more.
    Thank you for wonderful info I used to be looking for this
    info for my mission.

  6. Rachel says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you really
    recognize what you’re speaking approximately!
    Bookmarked. Kindly additionally discuss with my site =).
    We may have a hyperlink trade arrangement between us

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s