Last Class Day in Madrid

June 5, 2009

We started the day by going to see another archive building.  The Biblioteca Regional and Archive is a new complex that expands on the old Aguila Brewery.  We then proceeded south out of the center of the city.  We arrived at a lower-end part of the city where there has been some new development including the Biblioteca Publica Jose Hierro.  From the library we went to see some of the new housing projects.  This is one area where the difference between America and Spain is easily apparent.

Spanish Housing Projects

Spanish Housing Projects

A Spanish Housing Project

A Spanish Housing Project

We then got on the train and went to Valdemoro where we saw the new Piscina Valdesanchuela (photos).  This new community pool is a simple project that takes the idea of waves and translates them into an undulating roof.

Piscina Valdesanchuela

Piscina Valdesanchuela

The day ended at that pool.

Photos of Madrid

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