Walking along Avenida de los Castillos in Alcorcón (south of Madrid) you will discover a set of 16 concrete sculptures made by the Spanish sculptor Carlos Armiño which are the main decorative element of the Parque de los Castillos. The collection is called The refuge of life (the shelter of life).
Armiño has his work on display in other parts of Alcorcón, but it is here in the park that his best pieces can be admired with the nearby Castillos de Valderas. Armiño spent months working on these pieces which were eventually acquired by the town hall of Alcorcón and carefully placed in the Parque de los Castillos in 2005.
Carlos Armiño began his artistic career as a painter before focusing on sculpture, a task to which he has devoted himself for years. He masters different forms depending on the materials with which he works. Considering that these 16 pieces would have to endure the rigors of summers and winters in this part of Madrid, he decided to use concrete for the pieces exhibited in this park of Alcorcón but he also worked iron and wood, which the latter being his great passion.