Madrid’s metro gets a new identity with a black-finned facade

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The first phase of the new home for the Metro de Madrid, the Centro Integral del Transporte (CIT), has been completed with nearly zero-emission building status. Designed by a team of architects from Gutiérrez-delaFuente Arquitectos, Nexo Arquitectura, and Andrés Perea Arquitecto, the CIT represents the first phase of a larger redevelopment project in the city’s Chamartín neighborhood. Rising 196 feet (60 meters) and covering 247,569 square feet (23,000 square meters), the building wrapped in black prefabricated concrete fins will soon be home to 1,100 employees.

view of office building in neighborhood
The site is located north of the city’s center, and will activate a former industrial plot for public use. (Courtesy Nexo Arquitectura, Gutiérrez-delaFuente Arquitectos, and Andrés Perea Arquitecto)