Central de Diseño

Central de Diseño is located in Nave 17 of Matadero Madrid. A 1,600 square metre space dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of design, with activities such as exhibitions, training and services for designers and companies.

Its construction is noteworthy for its use of such recycled materials as polycarbonate, industrial sheet metal plates made from car bumpers on the floor, galvanised iron, and glass. It has rooms with different dimensions and a contemporary design that respects the original appearance of its columns and walls:

  • Sala Galería. The most visited area is a versatile space insofar as its lighting is concerned, due to the natural light provided by its translucent wall, yet it can also be completely blacked out thanks to a system of electrical blinds administered in sectors.
  • Sala de Columnas. A square room with evocative natural light, which can be filtered through blinds.
  • Ensanche. This is the area between the two large rooms. It has the same natural light and filtering characteristics.
  • Aula Cubo. This room has a special charm because it is halfway between an exhibition room and a conference room. It can be isolated or attached to the exhibition area by means of a system of large revolving doors.

Updated: 11/05/2023

Useful information

Conditions and availability

Flexible times subject to normal uses.
Monday is the most viable day for film shootings.
Possibility of filming at night and on weekends with extra costs.
Fees are available on their website.

Permit procedure

Form available on their website (see link).
Estimated time needed to process the application: 15 days.

Features and facilities

Private parking with access to the facilities.
Loading and unloading times are restricted.
Suministros disponibles: technical floors and other possibilities in renting
Extra spaces are available for production.
Provide a member of the production staff to mediate with the film crew.
Suitable for direct sound.



Concha Moreno (Gerencia)
+34 914 746 780 / 675 752 712

Jonathan Estrada (Administración)
+34 914 746 780 / 685 131 759

Paseo de la Chopera, 14,
28045 Madrid

Distrito: 02 Arganzuela

Images: Central de Diseño / City of Madrid Film Office


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