Murcia Congress Hall

Murcia Congress Hall



Opposite to the Murcia Auditorium, the new Congress Centre was meant to fulfil the programme of the existing construction, which did not allow a physical attachment given its emphatic triangular shape. However the mild climate and the character of the site let both buildings achieve a virtual connection throughout an open garden. The building is organised by means of a series of naves linked by patios, openings for light, tying up a mesh that alters the perception of what is indoors or what is outdoors. Inside, orientation is achieved by the permanent vision of the outside: towards the Auditorium and the landscape. In and out confound in the glazing reflections and the rooms succeed each other in an intimate lightened space, throughout the courtyards, whose measurement keep the direct sunlight controlled within a constant transparency.

Built | Commission | 6.500 sqm
Av. Río Segura c/v Av. Primero de Mayo
Mention in ar+d award 1999 2002
Mention in FAD Awards 2003
Mention in Murcia’s Architecture Awards 2003
Calidad en la Edificación de la Región de Murcia Award 2010
Architects: Ángela García de Paredes. Ignacio G. Pedrosa
Client: Local Government of Murcia
Management: Local Government of Murcia. Department of Tourism and Culture
Collaborators: Manuel García de Paredes, Nuria Ruiz (project). Silvia Colmenares, Salvador Moreno (construction)
Consultants: EPM S.L. Mechanical Engineers. Ruiz Gijón Structural Enginners
Technical control: Isidoro Agulló
Contractor: Villegas S.L. Urdema S.A. UTE
Photographs: Luis Asín. Juan de la Cruz Megías

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