One of the largest and most important practices in Spain
Looks in detail at the key airport projects for which they are renowned
Beautifully designed and produced, important for architecture libraries and practices
Though only founded in 2004, the practice of Luis Vidal is now one of the five largest in Spain and has quickly established an international reputation for its large-scale public buildings. In particular it is renowned for its airport designs, which include Madrid Airport Terminal 4 (in association with Richard Rogers), Zaragoza Airport, and Heathrow Terminal 2. The practice is also involved in several hospital projects across Spain, as well as smaller-scale residential buildings, interior designs, and product designs. This book looks at all the major projects that have been built or designed to date, but its primary focus is on the working process behind the practice. It looks at the role of collaboration with other architects and designers; the crucial role of the clients; and the importance of cross-disciplinary approaches and lateral thinking. In order to reinforce the process-led approach to their work, the book’s innovative design includes numerous links and cross-references between projects and design concepts.
> Clare Melhuish is an architectural critic and author, and has published a number of books and articles. She is currently a Research Associate at the Open University.