Carlos Lamela in ‘Fuera de Serie’: “Never before has anything of Centro Canalejas complexity been done in Spain”
The Fuera de Serie magazine, edited by the El Mundo newspaper, interviews Carlos Lamela, the president of Estudio Lamela. He shares some details of one of the most complex projects undertaken by the architecture studio thus far: Centro Canalejas (Madrid). It concerns a difficult assignment over 75,000 square meters that unites seven buildings. “Never before has anything of that complexity been done in our country. Not even the Terminal 4 of the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, another of our huge projects, comes close. Those kinds of projects have to be carried out by huge architecture teams with experience”, Carlos Lamela shares.
The article travels through the project’s life span which started in 2012 and has recently been completed. Eight years to build a prodigy of coexistence between the classic and contemporary that accommodates a Four Seasons luxury hotel, retail spaces, high-end apartments, restaurants, and bars. It’s a small city within a bigger one. A project that brings a new Madrid to the capital’s center that’s about to step into the 21st Century.