Recently one of my friends who is a licensed Architect told us that their association in Madrid was being refurbished into a new and inviting complex. Just a couple of weeks ago the COAM (Official Association of Professional Architects in Madrid) have made it official that certain areas of their headquarters are now open to the general public.
There are two entrances, the main one through 63 Hortaleza St, and a smaller entrance through 13 Farmacia street. Both ways lead you to the COAM’s garden area, a small plot of land in the center of their headquarters. For those of us that have seen this place before, it’s quite stunning to see how they’ve converted an old beaten down site into a charming public area with plants and trees, and best of all the access is free.
If these green filled premises weren’t enough, the COAM have created a gastronomy corner with an Italian themed restaurant which provides a fabulous indoor and outdoor seating area overlooking the elegant gardens, drawing in a lively set of patrons every night. Add their wood fire oven, their bustling open kitchen and it’s surely one of the trendiest ways to embrace an entertaining night out on the town.