The centre of contemporary art Matadero in Madrid, Spain, hosted an amazing musical event Red Bull Music Academy during the September and November 2011. It sheltered concerts, audiovisual projections and various other creative workshops. The spaces for this event were prepared by the young architects of Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos. A large object with steel framework, concrete facade and a working infrastructure ready for unexpected scenarios was dedicated for this purpose.
The architects created a design with suitable acoustic and technical conditions, which amplifies the artistic experience of the participants. Taking the restricted budget and time constrains into account, the architects strived for a simplistic solution, with further spatial reorganisation possibilities. The design consists of several pavillions, with walls made of bags of soil, which also serve as acoustic isolation and provide spaces for offices, rehearsal rooms, recording studio, conference rooms, radio station and a lounge with refreshment.