The Community of Madrid will declare the old Clesa factory, an icon of XNUMXth century industrial architecture, BIC
The Community of Madrid will declare as an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC), in the monument category, the old Clesa factory (Centrales Lecheras de España SA), an icon and reference of XNUMXth century industrial architecture located in the district of Fuencarral -The Brown of Madrid. This was announced today by the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Mariano de Paco Serrano, during his speech in the plenary session of the regional Assembly.
The technicians of the General Directorate of Heritage of the regional government have assessed, after several visits to the property and meetings with the Official College of Architects of Madrid and the City Council of the capital, the importance and historical uniqueness of the building.
After the favorable reports from the parties, it has been decided to catalog BIC, in its most relevant category, this work by architect Alejandro de la Sota, one of the most prominent professionals of XNUMXth century Spanish architecture together with the engineer Manuel Ramos. It is expected that its declaration as an Asset of Cultural Interest will be approved soon by the Governing Council of the Community of Madrid.
The Clesa factory, which ceased its activity in 2011, occupies land of more than 10.000 square meters on Cardenal Herrera Oria Avenue and was built at the end of the 50s for the milk bottling of this company of Burgos origin. . Subsequently, the product offering increased and diversified with the production of different dairy desserts.
Since its opening in 1962, it became a reference point in the northern area of Madrid, especially in the Fuencarral-El Pardo district for its quality, size and modern design, one of the best examples of Spanish industrial architecture of the XNUMXth century and of the first buildings made with prestressed concrete