Landscape of Light
A World Heritage Site
Madrid’s Landscape of Light has been included by the UNESCO as a ‘World Heritage Cultural Landscape’
Without a single dissenting vote cast by the ambassadors of the 21 countries gathered last Sunday, July 25, the project ‘Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro. Landscape of Arts and Sciences of Madrid’ is now everyone’s heritage.
Its identity, name, logo and communication campaigns were devised by Estrada Design over the past year, commissioned by the Madrid City Council, although the body that officially submitted the project to the UNESCO was the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Spain.
…Light, reason, culture and nature are the unifying backbone of the Paseo del Prado and the Buen Retiro as the Landscape of the Arts and Sciences, a civic, illustrated space that has evolved since the 16th century, maintaining its essence. This lightscape illuminates everyone, citizens and visitors who have experienced, enjoyed and felt it, it is the historical memory of Goya and of Ramón y Cajal, of the Guernica and of the Puerta de Alcalá, of the lions of the Congress of Deputies and of the legends of the House of America,…
Fragment fromthe Light Manifesto
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