20th Century Retrospective, Educational & Sports Facilities

Maravillas Gymnasium / Alejandro de la Sota

Alejandro de la Sota was a promoter of industrialization of construction in the 1960s; his Maravillas gymnasium of 1961 was the first steel-framed building in Madrid. The buildings of Sota combine geometric rigor with constructive sincerity and a structural boldness of form that still surprises today.

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