A to Z April (2022) Blogging Challenge
Hello, dear readers!
I’d like to thank you all in advance for stopping by, and I hope that at least a few on my list of remarkable buildings pique your interest as they did mine.
“Design is not a coincidence or a formula, it is a result of human reflection and vision in response to a specific challenge.” ~ Unknown
Edificio Mirador – Madrid, Spain
Among the many ordinary apartment complexes in Northern Madrid, the Edificio Mirador (Lookout Building) is described as resembling a “Postmodern Lego Project” It is a 21-story collection of small neighborhoods (each having their own façade) vertically stacked around a communal Sky-Plaza with a rectangle cut-out 131-feet above the ground that frames the distant backdrop of the Guadarrama Mountains rising above the skyline, and provides space for community gardens and communal gatherings.
Designed by MVRD; a Dutch architectural design studio, in collaboration with Madrid-based architect Blanca Lleo. The project was completed in 2005.
“Legos” was my first thought too ;-) Quirky or not, I’m impressed with the idea of a community like this. What do you think? Have you been? Would you visit?