The entrance to 4 Mayor street leads into an unexpected courtyard.
The Palazuelo Commercial building was built as commercial and office building in Madrid following the line of the Chicago School. It is a 1919 construction by Antonio Palacios, with two facades, one to Mayor Street and other to Arenal.The wavy yard distributes premises and is receives light through a window roof that covers the yard.
Each side of the floor in V has different sets of concave and convex curves.
Antonio Palacios initiate with this work its general refurbishment plan for the Puerta del Sol and surrounding areas that do not took place. This plan objective was to create an architectural ensemble similar to American style.
The courtyard can be visited during business hours, when shops and offices are open.
|Mayor Street Facade|
For more information:
-Madrid: Belle Epoque. Ramon Guerra de la Vega.
-Antonio Palacios; Constructor de Madrid. Circulo de Bellas artes.
-Guia de Aquitectura de Madrid. Coam.