The Community of Madrid joins the Open House Madrid architecture festival by opening the Metro headquarters to the public free of charge

Madrid Metro Headquarters
The underground company will be open to visitors on Friday from 16.00 to 17.30. Locals and tourists can get a first-hand look at corporate building with guided tours

The Community of Madrid is joining the Open House Madrid architecture festival from 23 to 25 September in the capital, with locals and tourists alike invited to see inside more than 100 unique buildings, free of charge and with guided tours, including the Metro headquarters at Avenida de Asturias, 4.

The project sets out to bring architecture and design closer to society and to showcase corporate and monumental buildings, public facilities, private palaces and cultural institutions that are interesting from a design point of view. That’s why the organisation has chosen the Metro's symbolic headquarters, which can be visited alongside other major buildings such as Banco de España, the Palacio de Cibeles, the Casa de América and the Palacio de Fernán Núñez.

The visits will take place tomorrow, on Friday, 23 September, in two afternoon shifts at 16.00 and 17.30. Availability is limited, so those interested should register in advance at: https://www.openhousemadrid.org/programa-2022/sede-corporativa-metro-demadrid/.

The building consists of two structures of seven and twelve floors, respectively, totalling around 24,000 square metres of facilities to house the company's technology and administrative centre, housing around 1,000 staff members. It is a Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB), complying with European directives that require this energy performance in public buildings built since 2018. In addition, the facilities have been designed with low consumption in mind, producing their own energy by means of photovoltaic panels, geothermal wells, lighting with natural light sensors and LED technology, water use and green roofs, among other innovations.

The Metro de Madrid headquarters is part of a complex of four transport-related buildings and has a garden in the central open area and an underground car park. This complex, which occupies the entire block enclosed by Avenida de Asturias and the streets of San Benito, San Aquilino and Magnolias, is known as the Comprehensive Transport Centre (Centro Integral del Transporte, CIT).