Naturpiedra has actively participated and collaborated in the two most important ephemeral landscaping projects undertaken in Madrid this year, in partnership with the architecture studio Burgos & Garrido.
In both cases, large blocks of grey Phyllite Jbernardos were used, extracted from the oldest quarry of this type of material in Spain. Quarry dating back five centuries, which currently supplies raw material to the Naturpiedra factory exclusively.
We present to you these two collaborations where art, nature, ecological awareness and solidarity meet. Interventions that evoke artistic landscapes.
A black zen garden
It is an installation promoted by Casa Asia, which can be visited from June 12 to December 7, in the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid. It pays a vibrant tribute to the inhabitants of the island of La Palma. The Japanese architect Hiroya Tanaka, assisted by the Madrid studio Burgos & Garrido, created this Zen garden, with the ashes of the Cumbre Vieja volcano. On these ashes emerge blocks of natural stone, of various shapes and colors; provided by Naturpiedra, as main elements, representing the different islands that make up the Canary archipelago.
VIP room at Arco 2022
In intimate connection with art, this space was visited from February 23 to 27 at the Ifema exhibition center in Madrid, during the celebration of the most renowned contemporary art exhibition in Spain.
A space designed by Daniel Guerra, from the Burgos & Garrido studio, where a landscape far from conventional architecture is recreated, using almost only the Phyllite blocks he himself chose from the quarry, together with the team of Naturpiedra.
These monoliths have created a natural and sculptural environment, arid and at the same time full of personality. Offering with its varied shapes, textures and shades, a unique space that only nature can create. A space that welcomed the general public of Arco, who filled it with life, transforming it into an improvised oasis, where the large blocks used as street furniture took center stage.