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Arquitectura Atemporal

The new INTBAU exhibition at Madrid City Hall is welcoming visitors until October 2021.

A new exhibition titled Arquitectura Atemporal or ‘Timeless Architecture‘ opened earlier this month in Madrid City Hall.

The exhibition showcases the work taking place in the fields of traditional building, architecture and urbanism in Spain and beyond, and seeks to create awareness of how traditional building techniques and materials have a vital role to play in the greater sustainability of the construction industry, highlighting the many benefits of traditional methods of building with natural, locally sourced materials.

To complement the exhibition, on 9-11 July, practical workshops will take place with four past recipients of the Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Awards. Further workshops will also be organised at Madrid City Hall later in the month on the 28 and 29th September. To view this second workshop program, please see here.

The first selection of workshops on 9-11 July will take place at the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT) that the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid has set up in Boceguillas, in the northeast of the province of Segovia.

Places will be very limited in order to comply with the possible restrictions due to COVID-19. Those interested in attending should send an e-mail to before June 25th. Attendance will be free, thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, but each participant will need to arrange and be responsible for his or her own accommodation, meals and transportation. Recommendations will be provided to those interested.

The workshops program will be as follows:

– Lime and plaster workshop, delivered by Luis Prieto, 2019 Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Award.
– Wrought iron and leaded fillings workshop, delivered by Santiago Martínez, 2021 Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Award.
– Traditional finishings workshop, delivered by Cristina Thió, 2021 Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Award.
– Carpentry workshop, delivered by Paco Luis Martos, 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Award.

This course has been organized by INTBAU and CIAT-UPM, thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust.