Abalos & Herreros
architect Inaki Abalos , Juan Herreros
with special support from Vooruitzicht nv.
Blue hall
This exhibition is set more in the context of urban planning. It presents an intervention and recent projects of the Madrid architects Inaki Abalos & Juan Herreros. The collage is a significant point of departure in their work, in the visualisation as well as in supplying a context for their buildings and urban development plans. A fascination for mass culture, industrial technology, landscape topology and artificial phenomena places their project often between two extremes: a hybrid program and programmatic permanence. Characteristically, their projects have been diverse, including a sports complex (Valladolid, 1991), an administrative centre for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Madrid, 1992), a residence for an artist with an atelier annex (Villanueva de la Canada, Madrid, 1996-2002), a community centre (Colmenarejo, Madrid, 1999), a recycling park (Valdemingomez, Madrid, 1999) or a public library (Usera, Madrid, 2002). At the end of April 2004, concurrent with their deSingel exhibition, their largest project to date will be completed: the coastal 'Forum' in Barcelona. The plans call for the construction of expansive public green areas, which will include a marina and a recreational area, simultaneously with a waste incineration plant ánd recycling and eco park.
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Abalos & Herreros
artikel Knack van 05/05/2004 - Marc Dubois

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