Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the Matadero Madrid Center for Contemporary Creation. The Creation Center with different facilities like the performing arts, design, music, the world of books and the visual arts is opening to the public back on Monday.
Created in 2006 and located in the old slaughterhouse and cattle market of the city, it is an enclosure of great heritage and architectural value, with enormous personality and a benchmark in the city. During the visit, the Royal couple remembered the musician Pau Donés and actress Rosa María Sardá who recently died before touring the various parts of the centre. The Matadero Madrid Contemporary Creation Center is promoted by the Madrid City Council’s Culture, Tourism and Sports Area in collaboration with other public and private entities.
The visit began at the Cineteca, a 2,668 m² space dedicated to contemporary audiovisual creation, paying special attention to non-fiction film programming. It has three projection rooms and several multipurpose spaces, conceived as a place of education, encounter and thought aimed at all audiences. Gonzalo de Pedro, artistic director of Cineteca Madrid briefly explained the room and its working to the royal couple.
Felipe and Letizia met with two teachers and a student from the municipal cinema school “Dentro Cine”, aimed at disadvantaged young people Social, during the visit. Next, they saw the Intermediae, a space dedicated to artistic practices and cultural mediation.
At the Casa del Lector, an international centre for research, development and innovation in reading, dependent on the Germán Sánchez-Ruipérez Foundation, King Felipe and Queen Letizia toured the reading rooms and received the explanations from the director of the Foundation, Luis González.
Next stop on the visit was Nave 16.1, a space that houses temporary exhibitions, where Felipe and Letizia have visited the current assembly “Urban Fables”. An exhibition in which architects and artists present in the form of twelve “fables” what cities could become.
Once abroad, and during the tour, the delegate of the Culture, Tourism and Sports Area of the Madrid City Council explained the project for the renovation of Nave 15. This ship is an important reference for the world of creators and for the culture of Madrid so its reopening will mean a great event. The intervention of Langarita & Navarro Arquitectos, of a fully experimental nature, is an architectural work of great interest, which has been the subject of several awards and recognitions.
The visit concluded at the Naves del Español, a theatre space dedicated to the Spanish Theater, being used for the production and exhibition of performing arts and is made up of ships 10, 11 and 12 linked together. There, in the Fernando Arrabal room of nave 11, Felipe and Letizia held a meeting with representatives of the world of culture.
For the Day Queen Letizia of Spain chose a stunning look.
Letizia wore a €79.95 gorgeous dark blue Massimo Dutti V-neck dress with belt. Thanks to Nuria on Twitter for the id.
The mid-length dress features long sleeves, ribbed detailing on the bodice, tie belt and flared skirt. The dress is currently on sale and is available in all sizes.
A closer look at the dress.
Queen Letizia paired the outfit with £520 CH Carolina Herrera Python Leather Initials Insignia Slingback pumps.
She has the same models in red, blue, fuchsia and beige colours.
her Karen Hallam ring.