walking tours

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1st

07:00 PM – 08:30 PM

After our last keynote we have planned a series of walking tours in different places in the center of Madrid. They are free and the places will be reached by a bus that will pick up the registered participants at the conference venue and will take them to the places to visit.

PARQUE DEL BUEN RETIRO AND PASEO DEL PRADO

Guide: Iñigo Cobeta

This cultural landscape of Arts and Sciences has recently been included in the World Heritage List. The tour will cover the Buen Retiro gardens, main public park of Madrid, with the help of the landscape architect in charge of its maintenance and rehabilitation. It will be possible to visit several places and facilities normally closed to the public.

The Paseo del Prado is one of the most emblematic places in Madrid. Linked to the Villa since time immemorial by its particular orography and the presence of water, the eastern boundary was settled from the sixteenth century. The area become in the seventeenth century the seat of the Buen Retiro Palace. Its definitive transformation, promoted by King Carlos III from 1767, culminated with the opening of the Museo del Prado in 1819. This consolidated the site as one of the most significant in the city.

NORMAN FOSTER FOUNDATION

Guide: Gabriel Hernández

Opened in June 2017, the Norman Foster Foundation is located in a protected palace designed by Joaquín Saldaña in 1912 for the Duke of Plasencia. The objective of this institution is to be a global platform of debates and research for new generations of architects, designers and urban developers. The 4-storey building has eight exhibition halls, where over 74,000 models, drawings, plans, photographs, notebooks, films and works of art can be seen, as well as spaces for study,  from where the future tendencies in the world of architecture and design are explored and identified.

You can register through the following link. Please remember that the number of visitors is limited.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER