Las Rozas Village is based upon a founding myth of a Spanish prince who, over a lifetime of interventions, transformed an estate’s garden filled with follies into a grand urban setting that incorporates references to sections of the great European shopping streets of Paris, Rome, and London. The project is conceived of as a microcosm of Madrid, recalling the flamboyance of the Grand Via and Puerta Del Sol but without the distractions of traffic and non-fashion uses. Plazas recall the scale and sense of enclosure of Madrid’s Plaza Santa Ana. Individual buildings also express the exuberance of landscape follies that are based on the pagoda for the Duke of Choiseul and an onion dome from the Royal Pavilion at Brighton.
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