The old municipal slaughterhouse, one of the most uniquely interesting industrial buildings of twentieth century Madrid architecture, is going to be transformed into Matadero Madrid. As part of strategic plans for new and improved cultural centres, Madrid City Council, in partnership with public and private bodies, is seeking to convert a city centre plot of 148,300 m2 into an ambitious cultural centre housing the facilities of an expansive contemporary project. The Conde Duque Centre, "La memoria", and the Palacio de Comunicaciones, "La ciudad", are also key parts of the plan.
Matadero Madrid will be a new centre located at the junction where the south-eastern continuation of the Prado-Recoletos axis meets the future great Manzanares avenue. It will contribute to stretching Madrid's centre outwards towards the river Manzanares, giving artistic identity to urban south Madrid, as well as the Arganzuela and Usera neighbourhoods.
It is hoped that this unique and beautiful setting will become one of Madrid's cultural symbols, complete with new facilities and cultural activities for citizens and a new icon to help promote the Madrid brand abroad.
It will be a fantastic cultural centre for all, free of charge, easily accessible, in a unique setting and with a vibrant atmosphere created by different types of art. Not only that, but it will also offer complementary activities and services including open air spaces, concerts, shows, restaurants, caf?s, nightspots, bookshops and other stores.
More information at www.mataderomadrid.com