The exhibition Timeless Architecture can be visited at the Centro Centro building in Madrid, which houses the City Council, from June 4th to October 3rd this year. The exhibition focuses on the work carried out over the last decade by INTBAU in Spain and Portugal thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust and the collaboration of many other national and international institutions.
Building traditions, which pursue a greater respect for the environment and its natural resources, respond to some of the main challenges we face in our time, such as the progressive disappearance of quality job opportunities, the growing generation of waste and toxic environments, the dissolution of the kind of public spaces which are designed to favour interchange and coexistence, the unbalance the rural areas are suffering, or the persistence of planning practices which lead to a serious dependence on private transport.
In order to recover the lost balance it is essential to keep this knowledge alive, to use it as a reference for the practice of 21st century building, architecture and urbanism, to adapt it to the needs of our time, and to learn the many lessons it keeps offering for the way we design and transform our environment.
This exhibition presents a selection of the building materials, techniques and trades, and the practice of architecture and urbanism which is allowing us to move steadily forward in that direction.