The Rafael del Pinto Auditorium Building located next to the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain was designed by the practice of Rafael de La-Hoz Architects with an impressive façade standing out due to its metallic structure reminiscent of a tree.
The designers described their original project as “transforming a garden into an inhabited garden” so instead of replacing the garden with a contemporary structure, they transformed the layout of the plants into a sustaining geometry with the habitable areas inserted into it.
The auditorium is open to its surroundings and the arboreal structure surrounding the body of the building on both its sides creates an architectural connection with the garden. The auditorium is on the ground floor and it can host up to 250 persons offering a view of the street.
The Fundacion Rafael del Pino intends to use the auditorium to promote the culture and knowledge in the city while also providing a new place where debates can take place.