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Madrid Take 2 | June 6, 2009

We ended our stay in Madrid on a good note I think. First stop was a pretty interesting project by Hertzog & de Meuron called the Caxia Forum, which looked to be a rennovation of an older building that apparently floats. It´s a nice project, especially in comparrison to the Barcelona Forum. I have to say though that the big green wall next to it stole the show. The name of the landscape architect who designed it is escaping me, but the wall is composed of pockets where the plants grow and covers the entire wall. Really amazing.

Next stop was the National Museum Center for Art. The museum is actually a historic structure, but most of the pictures below are of the extension by Jean Nouvel. A pretty amazing feat of engineering, but also seems to work really well experientially. When you get to the terrace above the horizon of the city is pretty amazing. The art was great too. It houses the famous Guernica by Picasso, but they don´t let you take pictures of that unfortunately.

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