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.
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
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