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Unique architecture claims its site in Madrid

Madrid is a huge city in which a variety of different architectural styles stand out, making it a surprise for those who walk its streets. This is not an unknown fact for all those people who wish to buy a house in Madrid as they are attracted by the good living conditions that characterise the capital and the excellent current opportunities for purchasing a property.

Among all the buildings, there are some with a very unique character, whether it be classical constructions or the most innovative experimental projects of the mid to late twentieth century, which deserve to be recognised as examples of an original architecture in Madrid.

Among the nineteenth-century buildings that best allow us to catch a glimpse of their period features mixed with original and new techniques, we must highlight the Cerralbo Museum. In fact, this palace has always been considered as such, because Enrique Aguilera, Marqués de Cerralbo, 
the architect of a building project that completed around 1893, had a collection of all kinds of vintage items in its impressive rooms that surprise its visitors today.

Undoubtedly, one of the most symbolic buildings of the last century in Madrid, which was completed in 1968, are the White Towers (Torres Blancas), a project from the architect, Sáenz de Oiza, who won the European Excellence Award in 1971. No less than 81 metres high this unique cylindrical concrete structure looks like a big tree with curved terraces sectioned as the leaves on branches. The name of the building does not match its gray exterior appearance because the material that was originally to be used was discarded for its high price.

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The headquarters of Caixaforum is an example of urban renovation and a conversion of an original industrial building, such as the Central Eléctrica del Mediodía. Although the facades are original, the same does not happen with the ground floor, which is an open space that does away with pillars and gives the feeling that the building is floating. One of its side exteriors stands out in a special way, having a spectacular vertical garden created in 2008 by the prestigious Patrick Blanc.

The building of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain, popularly known as the "crown of thorns" for its unique circular physiognomy is another one of those buildings endowed with huge individuality. After almost 50 years of existence, this historic building has gone through so many changes. It was abandoned for 16 years and has changed its use up to 13 times, but it still continues to arouse the interest of architects from all over the world.

The capital city offers plenty of opportunities to find the ideal home for all those people who are interested in buying a character home in Madrid. In order for your search to be a success, it is best to visit the offices of a prestigious and experienced real estate agency such as Engel & Völkers, which has a large catalogue of high quality real estate in the most exclusive areas of Madrid.

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28004 Madrid
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