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univers city thermal power plant

Thermal Power Plant of the University City in Madrid

Asset of Cultural Interest in the Industrial Site category

The thermal power plant was built in the 30s, intended to house the facilities in charge of supplying heating to the various buildings of the University City. At that time, it represented a great industrial advance as a pioneering example of the use of the central heating system, unprecedented and innovative in the national territory, following North American models. 

Likewise, from a construction point of view, the building is also one of the most significant examples of rationalist and avant-garde architecture prior to the Civil War, which earned it the National Architecture Prize in 1932.