Plaza Río 2 Location City: Madrid, Spain

A riverside shopping and restaurant destination in the centre of Madrid

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Retail, Leisure
Architecture, Interiors


Key Info

140 shops, restaurants, entertainment facilities and 1,500 parking spaces
130,000m² GBA
BREEAM Very Good
Opened in October 2017

Map Location

Located by the River Manzanares

Overlooking the River Manzanares, Plaza Rio 2 is a 40,000m² GLA retail and leisure development which provides a mix of fashion, food, restaurants and entertainment. Visitors are met by an elegant blond granite and glass curtain façade, with terracing and a large, transparent LED screen.

Sustainability is a key aim of the design, and advanced energy saving systems are installed to this end

LED cloud supplementing natural light

The centre has a light-filled, double-height mall with a glazed skylight and an LED cloud to supplement the natural light. Detailed decoration is added throughout the centre. Its 140 shops, restaurants and leisure facilities are served by 1,500 parking spaces.

Riverside views

Plaza Rio 2 allows for beautiful views of the river and the Madrid Rio Park, which has recently been developed to provide an ideal area for walks, recreation, sports and cultural events.

Chapman Taylor’s Madrid studio designed the architecture and interiors for Plaza Rio 2

Mikel Barriola (B Arch Dip Arch ARB BEDA (Hons) COAM)

Group Board Director, Madrid

With a well-established track record, Mikel has experience on major projects across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America, with design expertise in retail, leisure, residential, hospitality and mixed-use developments.

Mikel joined Chapman Taylor in 1997 and became a Director of the Madrid studio in 2003. He joined the Group Board in 2020 and continues to take responsibility for the Madrid studio as Managing Director, including the direction and management of design, technical, financial and office administration.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Urban Regeneration / Retail / Leisure

Mikel se incorporó a Chapman Taylor en 1997 y se convirtió en Director del Estudio de Madrid en 2003. Hoy en día es el Director General y tiene la responsabilidad de la dirección general del Estudio (diseño, parte técnica y financiera y administración de la oficina).

La experiencia que posee Mikel se extiende por toda Europa, Medio Oriente, África y Sudamérica siendo especialista en el diseño de centros comerciales, de ocio, viviendas, hoteles y proyectos de uso mixto.

Áreas de especialización:

Planes Directores / Uso Mixto / Regeneración urbana / Centros Comerciales / Ocio


“Shopping Centre of the Future” - Future Madrid awards
“Shopping Centre of the Future” - Future Madrid awards
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