© Maru Serrano
The small workshop on Calle Blasón is one of the few industrial buildings that still survive in the centre of Madrid. Increasingly stringent requirements with regard to protection from noise and emissions have forced most such businesses to move to the outskirts of the city and their old buildings have been demolished. In addition, high residential property prices make it difficult to preserve the city’s industrial heritage. With their project Elements for Industrial Recovery the architects from Burr have made it their mission to prevent more of these old buildings from disappearing.