Spain is one of the Top Five countries for global tourism, and its capital Madrid is one of the cities which receives the most visitors, making tourism one of the priorities of Madrid city council. For this reason it has strongly invested in quality and the dissemination of cultural values, deciding to create five urban tourist information kiosks in key locations. These are a must-visit for all those who wish to discover Madrid, and are found near the Museo del Prado museum, the Reina Sofía National Museum, in Paseo de la Castellana next to the Real Madrid Stadium (Santiago Bernabéu), in Plaza de Callao and in Paseo de Recoletos.
The task of creating these kiosks was assigned to Jose Manuel Sanz Arquitectos + Irene Brea, who with the solid surface from PORCELANOSA Group, KRION®, designed these eye-catching information points in the form of a clover, integrating them into the different spaces. In the words of the studio: “The aim of the design was to provide visual lightness and transparency so that the urban space could be viewed unobstructed and so that those working in the kiosk would have the sensation of working in an outdoor space in the middle of the city”.
The Jose Manuel Sanz architecture studio has created a prefabricated object which can be assembled and disassembled in just a few hours. We can find KRION® in the counters which form a 3 leaf clover, and transformed into units, which along with the visual lightness provided by tempered safety glass, and the covering which contributes with the advantage of sheltering visitors from the sun and rain, create a unique piece which is recognisable as an information point in the city.
KRION® transforming company: Candido Hermida
Photographer: José Javier Cullen
For more information: www.madrid-destino.com