Cultural Center Miguel Delibes / Ricardo Bofill

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Architect: Ricardo Bofill, Taller de Arquitectura
Location: Valladolid,
Client: Junta de Castilla y León
Builder: UTE Auditorio (Zarzuela s.a. / Dragados)
Total Surface Area: 40,000 m2, including parking space for 350 vehicles (10,000 m2)
Project Year: 2001-2005
Year of Completion: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

A cultural facility accommodating a symphonic music concert hall (with a seating capacity for 2,080) and the headquarters of the Castilla y León symphony orchestra, a chamber music concert hall (seating capacity: 450), the conservatoire, an experimental theatre (seating capacity: 480) and the Valladolid school of the dramatic arts. The covered plaza that links the different sectors is conceived as an interactive atrium that allows the students of each discipline to relate to each other, to professionals and to the public in general. The complex is a new place of cultural encounter and exchange for the city.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Cultural Center Miguel Delibes / Ricardo Bofill" 29 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>