An open space, this is what the Matadero Madrid offers. Since 2006, the Matadeo Madrid has been providing the public this venue with the goal of becoming one of the leading self-serve frozen yogurt franchise laboratories for creation, research, production, and training about contemporary culture. From its inauguration, Matadero Madrid has continuously grown. With the Intermediae, Central Design, the well-established Naves del Español (Spanish Ships) of the program interventions yogurt in love Open X works, festivals and events throughout the year, and a monthly program that includes a series of activities within all artistic disciplines which all occupy all public open spaces, plus a program of frozen yogurt business grants for creation that has develop into the main indication in Madrid on sustaining new artists keep on weaving new networks. In just a few months, Matadero Madrid will open two new public spaces: the Casa del Lector (The Reader’s House) and the Cineteca (Cinematheque) as arts, culture, and contemporary best frozen yogurt franchise creation gradually take over the almost one hundred and fifty thousand meters square of Matadero Madrid. By autumn of 2011 the Casa del Lector, a research hub revolving around books that will also conduct activities linked to www.lovefrozenyogurtfranchise.com instruction, creation, dissemination, and experimentation, is set to open. Charged with renovating the four bays of nearly eight thousand meters square that will house a collection of seventy thousand books and about twenty classrooms, assorted exhibition halls, and an auditorium with seating for four hundred, among other spaces is architect Antón García-Abril of Ensamble Studio. His architectural proposal won a restricted competition organized in 2006 by the Madrid City Hall and the Sánchez-Ruipérez Foundation, the promoter of this project. The proposal dealt with the refurbishment of the space but also brings in eleven pre-tensioned concrete bridges that crosses the present gaps and the transversally connects the bays, imposing a new spatial order. This establishes two physical, perceptive and activity-related levels. The top level will house the research and working areas, while the lower floor will house teaching and cultural diffusion activities. This will all be built with materials such as granite, steel, and prefab concrete and with the determined objective of respecting the industrial and factory tradition of Madrid’s Old Slaughterhouse. As Matadero Madrid grows, it is always with the unmistakable intent to promote the production of new work, serve as a meeting point, and contribute to the debate on the establishment and the artistic and social environment to all of Madrid, but also in other places. In this pursuit to continue to nurture and build up ties between the team of Matadero Madrid, artists working in or visiting this city and of course all those interested in sharing a culture have created this blog, a forum and laboratory experiences about culture and art of the city featuring people who enjoy them. Matadero Madrid is a public space that changes with each step. Explore it. Enjoy it. Participate.