Walks on Villaverde-Marconi
CULTURAL INITIATIVE FOR THE DESIGN OF WALKING ROUTES IN THE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE OF VILLAVERDE-MARCONI .MADRID. 2020,
These walking tours on the industrial heritage of the district of Villaverde and, especially, Polígono Marconi, have its purpose is to value the architectural heritage that exists as a result of the important settlement of industrial uses that occurred in it during the second half of the last century.
Villaverde has the largest industrial area in the municipality of Madrid. The origin of this industrialization in the decade of the 1940s is closely linked with the railways and the low price and ease of purchase of agricultural land, which led to the settlement of the first large industrial complexes accompanied by colonies of workers.
Today, in a scenario of reconversion of the industrial fabric, it seems of special interest to value these buildings to avoid their abandonment and demolition as has been happening with some of them in recent years, and to be able to propose their recycling and reconversion with innovative uses associated with the new economies, which will allow a second life to these constructions and the blossoming of a new culture of innovation.
Three routes have been proposed that establish different routes through Villaverde, two of them pedestrian the Marconi Estate; and a last one, of greater dimension, that borders the perimeter of the district connecting the large industrial complexes linked to infrastructure road and rail transport.
The different industrial buildings are presented in this tour as a catalog, with a documentation specific and unprecedented of each building, such as its axonometric view, elevation, ground plan, site plan, facade texture, photography and cataloging of current uses.
PROJECT: Cultural project for the design of walking routes and tours around the industrial heritage of Villaverde-Marconi, Madrid
CLIENT: IED Innovation Lab Madrid + Ayuntamiento de Madrid
AUTHORS: Juan Tur, Sálvora Feliz
CULTURAL MANAGEMENT: María Tolmos
COLLABORATORS: Deyvi Papo, Lore Rijmenants, Carlos Javier Villalobos