Chapman Taylor designing heritage-sensitive refurbishment of LR15 residential building in Madrid

Chapman Taylor is renovating a prominent heritage building, the LR15 (Lope de Rueda 15) residential building in the centre of Madrid.

Existing building and proposed renovation

Situated just a few metres from the Retiro Park between Alcalá and O’Donnell streets, the LR15 building is located in an exclusive enclave in "Barrio de Salamanca", considered by many to be the most desirable neighbourhood in Madrid. A short distance from the city’s prime areas, the 1,668m2 development is well located near the city’s most important commercial, cultural, leisure and restaurant offers.

The building’s original 1921 façade, with its classic Madrid architecture and typical balconies, will be preserved and renovated, while two newly built floors will be added to give a modern and avant-garde look to the complex.

The development provides 11 luxurious residences in three typologies, with sizes ranging from 130m2 to 197m2. All are well lit through large windows – either classic balcony windows typical of the original construction period or the new glazing added to the upper floors.

The open-plan living-dining rooms are fully integrated in a seamless and elegant way, accompanied by beautiful and modern designer kitchen. Bedrooms are bright, uncluttered, spacious and relaxing.

The main entrance hall is bright, clean and understated, making use of mirrors and marble to provide a sense of luxury. The detailing of the common areas is highly heritage-sensitive because of the building’s protected façade, the design complementing the classic style that is characteristic of the area.

The scheme will provide a diverse range of residential amenities to complement the comfortable and stylish residences, including a modern gym with a wellness area, large storage rooms and a three-level courtyard with landscaped garden areas and modern, geometric lighting. Meanwhile, 144m2 of commercial space is provided at ground floor level to give the building an active and vibrant street frontage.

Chapman Taylor is designing this sensitive and elegant residential refurbishment on behalf of Belgian developers EQUILIS.

José Manuel Martin (MArch COAM)

Associate Director, Madrid

José Manuel has in-depth experience of working on Spanish and international projects across the retail, workplace and residential sectors, in both the design and construction stages.

José Manuel joined Chapman Taylor in 2002 and was promoted to Associate Director in September 2015. He is also responsible for leading the Technical Group in the Madrid studio.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Residential / Hospitality / Workplace

José Manuel se incorporó a Chapman Taylor in 2002 y fue ascendido a Director Asociado en 2015.

José Manuel destaca por su experiencia en el diseño y desarrollo de proyectos y obra para centros comerciales, oficinas y complejos residenciales, tanto nacionales como internacionales.

También es el responsable del Comité técnico del estudio de Madrid.

Áreas de especialización:

Comercial / Ocio / Residencial / Oficinas

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