A greenhouse in one of the city’s major green areas.
The Cold Stove in Juan Carlos I Park is a greenhouse located in the centre of the park of the same name. A greenhouse formed by a semi-enclosed structure that takes advantage of passive heating systems to create an interior microclimate.
Occupying a surface area of 4,000 metres, standing 12 metres high and with a rectangular base, the building is a mixture between brutalism and modernist architecture whose primary building materials were concrete and glass.
Inside there are two differentiated spaces; on the one hand, the exhibition area (1,500 square metres) and on the other, the botanical path which is divided into 12 zones containing a botanical collection of 220 species and varieties of exotic plants. The most outstanding areas are:
- The Japanese Garden, which occupies an interior patio and features all the elements of the Zen-Buddhist tradition such as ponds, blocks of stone, gravel and wood in the form of padding.
- The pond in the complex contains species of aquatic plants.
- The area around the riverside forest is typically representative of rivers of this biotype.
- The area reserved for the bamboos arranged in individual flower boxes.
- The plantation of climbers, which are intended to cover parts of the walls and columns of the enclosure.
The filming permits to shoot on the public parks and gardens of the city of Madrid are managed by the Filming Authorization Bureau. For more information on these permits and how to process them, read the How to film in Madrid page.
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