• COMPLETION YEAR : 2018
  • CATEGORY : Culture
  • VISUALIZATION :
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  • CATEGORY : Culture
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The insertion of the designed object clashes with the convergence of different factors: the outstanding presence of Saint Nicholas’ church and the adjoining plaza with the annex building of the former town hall, the intricate identity of the residential volumes around, the harsh party wall of the telecommunications building and the oblique crossing of two marked local arteries.

The existing ensemble constitutes a balcony facing south to the Bay and the port of Bilbao. Its skyline shows a last and precious opportunity, an open unoccupied window struggling across the fierce competition: in a natural way, its place is immediately taken by the ascending foyer of the new Auditorium.

The main volume of the Auditorium leans onto the mute party wall of the adjoining building, whereas the free standing smaller one, hosting the Municipal Music School, is adjusted to the scale of the residential surroundings, thus lightening the visual perception of the complex. This volume also covers the main access to the Auditorium and the new open space generated behind by the ascending foyer, which is conceived as a great scaffolding to give access to the different access levels to the hall, while providing a panoramic view to the Abra.

Facts and figures

  • COMPLETION YEAR : 2018
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LOCATION

Getxo, Bizkaia

 

APPOINTMENT

2007

 

COMPLETION

2018

 

CLIENT

Getxo Town Hall

 

AREA

12.400,31 m2 + 5.735,822 m2 parking

 

AWARDS

First prize competition New Getxo Antzokia and Musika Eskola, 2007

Partners

  • COMPLETION YEAR : 2018
  • CATEGORY : Culture
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Contest collaborators:

Ibon Pascual

Luis Solatxi

 

Executive architects partners: 

Ibon Pascual

Alvaro Albaizar

Javier Sedano

Enrique Lorenzo

Javier Zubiría

Ana Martín

Martín Urrutia

 

Rigger:

Arkaitz Amuriza

 

Engineering:

Indotec

Juan Ignacio Eskubi

Giroa

GD Consulting

Higini Arau Acústica

 

Contructors:

Puentes e Infraestructuras

SUSTRAIAK

Exisa

ACR

LAU C2

 

Signage:

OCR Branding

Ander Uriarte

Grafik S.

This project is made by Luis Maria Uriarte