Peñíscola Congress Centre

Peñíscola Congress Centre

Peñíscola. Castellón de la Plana


The location of the site nearby the Peñíscola Castle and a park, in front of the Mediterranean Sea, determined the proposal. Our will was to link all inner spaces to the park and the sea. Therefore, the building displays an open, fragmented front towards the park, allowing crossed views between the plaza and the lobby. The loggia at the entrance is the main feature of the project, as it materialises our will to relate the park and the inner areas throughout a public space. It is made out of ceramic pieces in a three-dimensional pattern suspended from a light metal structure. The entrance hall is understood as a fluid space that links all different areas. The main hall, in light slope, with capacity for 700, allows musical performance and congress venues. There, the white concrete ceiling undulates as the walls offer a warm counterpoint by means of the wooden finishing.

Built | 1st prize in national competition | 6.175 sqm
Calle Maestro Bayarri / Calle Blasco Ibáñez
Peñíscola. Castellón de la Plana
Finalist in FAD Awards 2004
ASCER Architecture Award 2004
Mention in COAV Awards 2005
ARCO award 2002-2003. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Almería
Finalist in Spain Architecture Award 2005
Architects: Ángela García de Paredes. Ignacio G. Pedrosa
Client: Local Government of Valencia
Management: Proyecto Cultural de Castellón S.A.
Collaborators: Eva M. Neila. Silvia Colmenares. Javier Arpa
Site supervision: Jaime Prior. Ramón Monfort
Consultants: EPM S.L. AXIMA S.A. mechanical engineers. GOGAITE S.L. Structural engineers
Technical control: Luis Calvo. José Carratalá
Contractor: COMSA
Photographs: Roland Halbe. Lluis Casals

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