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Calendar 2012: Colours: March

The photo

Madrid, Spain

This photograph was taken in “Ensanche de Vallecas” (Madrid),on 11th February 2012.It represents the green in the modern architecture.

Marta, Spain

Inside, there are 123 state-subsidized apartments. This building is considered a jewel of architecture by expert architects. And it has been included in the program of ARCHITECTURE WEEK OF MADRID. Its structure and its innovative aesthetic have made it famous.
Firstly, we have the façade, made of plastic policarbonate ,in different shades of green, which vary as they get the sunlight. You can see different shades of green on the building depending on the time of day.

The architects have copied the inner part from those Spanish houses which date back to the 18th century (corralas in Spanish: interior patios where neighbours used to chat and socialize). And of course it is an ecological building (green building). It has a solar panel energy system.

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Tell us what you think about this photo. Each month throughout 2012 we'll be focussing on a different colour. This month our colour is green. What English idioms do you know that contain the word green? You should be able to find some on our website. We'll publish our favourite comments and give you some "green" idioms later this month.

The colour for April, yellow. Do you have any yellow photos? You can email us your yellow photos. You should also send us a few lines about your photo. Please note that you should only send us your own photos and we can't guarantee to publish all photos submitted.


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