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Social Facilities II: Leisure, Sports, Commerce, Tourism and Transportation 1925 – 1965

 Social Facilities II

Leisure, Sports, Commerce, Tourism and Transportation


This exhibition shows modern architecture of leisure, sports, commerce, transport and tourism built in Spain and Portugal between 1925 and 1965. It completes the presentation of work the Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation has done on social facilities. The exhibition presented the previous year covered civic infrastructure, most of these buildings being the result of functional policies and programmes set up by the state; this new exhibition displays buildings promoted by civil society, with modern forms that were a response to needs and also satisfied aspirations.

Modern Housing, 1925-1965

This exhibition shows a selection of dwellings from the register prepared by Iberian DOCOMOMO and covers various types of housing, showing the main ways it developed. The works chosen are representative of the whole register and show the importance of housing in the development of the modern project.

The architecture of industry, 1925-1965

This exhibition summarises a thorough research and documentation work carried out by the Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation regarding the architecture of the industry.

The exhibition includes a selection of the most important buildings of a Register that has helped to document and valorise more than 160 buildings and groups of buildings belonging to the industry field. The exhibition sums up 24 panels and has been shown in Gijón, Oviedo, Murcia, Madrid, Cádiz and Barcelona between 2005 and 2007.

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Social Facilities I: Public spaces and new programmes 1925 - 1965


Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation

In the twentieth century, together with housing, buildings that provided civic infrastructures came to be designed very differently. Developments in medical technology and public health led to changes in health buildings, and these became more complicated. The introduction of new pedagogical methods and an increase in the number of students required environments suitable for teaching. The search for solutions to these new requirements found a perfect ally in the functional and rationalist principles of modern architecture. From the 1920s new architecture in the Iberian Peninsula aimed to provide suitable sun exposure and ventilation, and to arrange everything in a rational organisation by the repetition of modules and building elements with the greatest possible economy of material and form.

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