surface: 20.200 m2
gla: 14.000 m2
client: IBA Capital Partners
Calle de Serrano, 61. Madrid, Spain
The historic ABC - Blanco y Negro newspaper building, located in one of Madrid’s areas of high standing, was converted into ABC Serrano shopping mall in the 90s. These specific circumstances and the commercial evolution of the past 20 years have resulted in an out of date center. The circulation is chaotic and confusing for the public. Adding to its obsolete image is the absence of natural light. Given this panorama, an ambitious solution has been chosen. A new vertical communications core capped by a skylight will be created in the central plaza, the heart of the center. This solution will solve the main conceptual problems of the building and involves an integral reform.