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Expansion and diversification drives studio move in Madrid
Jorge Ponce
31st May 2024

This week at Broadway Malyan Spain we have celebrated a major office relocation. After 24 years in Madrid, we have future proofed the practice by moving to a larger, better located and dynamic office.

The new offices, located in one of the most vibrant corners of the Chamberí neighborhood, reflect the city focus of our Madrid team. Fervent advocates of the benefits of proximity and the principle of the 15 minute neighbourhood, we are delighted with the excellent public transport and diverse facilities afforded by our new home; an inspiring and friendly place where we can all enjoy our working day. Our location on the second floor also puts us on a level with a verdant tree canopy, more like a clearing in the forest than a downtown location; fostering biophilia!

Within the office, I’m particularly excited about the collaborative work area that we have arranged in the access wing, which is visible as soon as you enter. With a series of high tables and a large “creative wall” to sketch on the wall, this workshop area expresses our design philosophy: collaborative, working as a team and sharing ideas together. And when I say everyone, I don't just mean our own designers, architects and urban designers, but also clients and collaborators. Design workshops are an exceptional work mechanism, because they allow us to accelerate the creative and decision-making process, help us find the best ideas and, very importantly, create relationships of enormous trust and integration with our clients. I trust that we will see existing and new collaborators at an upcoming design workshop in our new facilities.

The direction of Broadway Malyan Spain has specialized in recent years to allowed us to become the global group's retail hub. The design and location of our new offices symbolise an aspiration to expand into other aspects of urban life; specifically the promotion of hospitality as a complementary sector, working hand in hand with our Lisbon studio, already a recognized global leader in hotels and hospitality environments. This decision reflects an intention to expand and diversify, in a hybridization process that all creative sectors are experiencing, a virtuous circle in which the values of commercial and retail design are incorporated into that of hospitality and vice versa. Creative dialogue and integration can offer a result far superior to the simple sum of the parts, acting as a trigger for innovation and ground-breaking solutions. Together with my fellow director Margarida Caldeira, Head of Hospitality based in Lisbon, I look forward to making this initiative a reality in the coming months.

In short, we are super happy and excited. To celebrate, on May 30th we threw a big party with our colleagues, clients and friends, without whom our 24 year journey to this momentous day would not have been possible.