The Hipódromo de la Zarzuela was designed to replace the Hipódromo de la Castellana, a course on the Paseo de la Castellana. The old course was demolished in the 1930s so that the site could be redeveloped as office buildings.The architects were Carlos Arniches Moltó and Martín Domínguez Esteban, who had been collaborating since the 1920s. For this project, they were joined by the engineer Eduardo Torroja, a pioneer in the design of concrete shell structures. His work on the stands with their distinctive roof is recognised internationally. The new race course was in an advanced state in 1936, but damage caused by the Spanish Civil War delayed completion. Inauguration took place in 1941
Ana Amado is an architect, photographer, visual artist and musician, but above all, a person whose curiosity to discover the world and its inhabitants has led her to travel as much as possible. Her recent work revolves around the relationship between photography and architecture, where it plays a fundamental role as the setting for our lives and emotions.