The Gran Vía Project, an ambitious operation that spanned four decades, was undoubtedly one of the biggest urban operations ever undertaken in Madrid. The completion of works on the Gran Vía, around 1930, marked the start of Madrid's transition from an old historic city to a modern metropolis. This guide presents 150 important projects in Madrid since that point. These are arranged in nine routes through the twenty-one districts that comprise the Madrid municipality.
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About the Author
Juan Valle Robles, Madrid, born in 1979. Dr. Architect, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Graduated in 2005 and PhD in 2013 with an outstanding grade in his thesis Global City. Metropolitan sustainability: cities in the Persian Gulf. His professional career as an architect and project manager has developed in an international context. His lines of research focus on the sustainable future of cities in the Middle East. In 2014 and 2015 he collaborated as an expert with the United Nations at the Sustainable Latin American Cities Conferences, in Lima and Mexico DF.
Irene Valle Robles, Madrid, born in 1985. Graduated in Architecture in 2013, Universidad Europea de Madrid, she went to the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris on an annual academic exchange programme. Her interest in rehabilitation enabled her to collaborate with the Department of Urban Renewal Strategy of the Madrid City Council on the Executive Summary of the Master Plan for Intervention on the Gran Vía. She has also worked at the Architects Association of Madrid as an assistant architect for the management and preservation of its buildings.