Historical Scale Models and Mock-Ups
Engineering and Construction
From 07 June to 17 September 2017
Location: Sala 1
Sun and Fest, 10:30–14h
A journey through 2000 years of Spanish and European engineering by means of scale models constructed between the 18th and 20th centuries.
Featuring everything from Roman works like the Aqueduct of Segovia and the Alcántara Bridge to marvels of technology like the Spanish Aero Car at Niagara Falls, to the mysterious device known as the Artificio de Juanelo, the futuristic Buda Lighthouse and the first metro lines below Puerta del Sol, the exhibition Historic Scale Models and Mock-Ups: Engineering and Construction invites us on a voyage through 2000 years of Spanish and European engineering. The Juanelo Turriano Foundation is displaying over forty unique pieces in the history of architecture and engineering for public viewing, in the form of scale models built between the 18th and 20th centuries.
With this exhibition, whose pieces have been meticulously selected based on quality and significance, the Juanelo Turriano Foundation aims to restore some of the works’ prominence, showcasing the important role they have played in our scientific and technological history.
The Juanelo Turriano Foundation is a private institution whose objective is to promote and disseminate historical study of technology and science in their various aspects, with a particular focus on the history of engineering.
La Fundación Juanelo Turriano es una institución privada cuyos fines son la promoción y difusión del estudio histórico de la Técnica y de la Ciencia en sus diversas vertientes, con especial énfasis en la Historia de la Ingeniería.