CRA (Coronary heart for Artistic Residencies) / BURR Studio
Textual content material description equipped by the architects. CRA is a set of help constructions designed to shortly rework considered one of many warehouses in Matadero Madrid into the Coronary heart for Artistic Residencies.
The spatial proposal for the Coronary heart for Artistic Residencies (CRA) at Matadero Madrid consists of a gaggle of supporting parts designed to create areas for gatherings, private work, storage, workshops, and totally different potential desires of the artists in residence on the warehouses of Matadero.
Drawing clear inspiration from Celine Condorelli’s Help Development Manifesto, these parts focus on the particular person. The intervention incorporates parts working at completely totally different scales. Firstly closed storage parts are organized with one side coated by stretched tarpaulins. These parts take the type of “+” indicators, “T” shapes, and “L” shapes on the bottom plan, forming neutral quadrants for 4 resident artists. They provide privateness for work, centered lighting, storage, and workspaces. The affiliation of these parts all through the massive warehouses of Matadero Madrid creates further private explicit particular person areas, allowing entry from the perimeter for each of them. Concurrently a typical home appears, which the particular person areas converge upon, shielded from the gaze of vacation makers and totally different workers.
Furthermore, a semicircular aluminum building on wheels that features a large curtain serves as a backdrop for exhibits or conferences. Lastly, separate storage and workshop areas are established, set aside from totally different makes use of by a giant textile barrier.
The constructions aim to present themselves as neutral and uniform parts that don’t intervene with the inventive work of the residents. They undertake a deliberately short-term aesthetic, positioning themselves clearly as servers of the home and its prospects.