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Keywords Change this

Pavilion, Foma, Forgotten Masterpieces

Project timeline

1957 – 1958

Type

Experimental

Location Change this

Calle Hexágonos, 4
28011 Madrid Madrid
Spain

Current state

Altered (extensions to the original)

Architect Change this

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Article last edited by Julio Gotor on
March 14th, 2019

Spanish Pavilion in Brussels Change this

Main space view

1 of 5

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The Spanish Pavilion for the Brussels Exhibition was developed by the Spanish architects Corrales and Vazquez Molezún in 1958, after winning the competition for that.

The building was asked to be flexible and re-usable after the exhibition in Brussels and so it was. Nowadays it is displayed in Madrid. The project is solved using hexagonal structures as a repetition. The project itself is melt with the surroundings adapting to the trees and changes in the terrain.

The lighting, structure and constructive problems are solved at once using the same module. In the end the project grows in a light and natural way. It is made out of 130 structural hexagonal modules (2.95 m length and heights between 3.5 and 9 m. All the envelope is solved using a 'screen-like' skin with wraps the irregular shape of the floor plan.


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