Almonte Theatre in Huelva / Donaire Arquitectos

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Donaire Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Project Team: Jesús Núñez Bootello, Carmela Domínguez Asencio, Tibisay Cañas Fuentes, David Rapado Moreno, Ignacio Núñez Bootello, Beatriz Hacar Hernández, Delia Pacheco Donaire, Pablo Baruc García Gómez, Celine Nelke
Engineering: Javier Drake Canela, Guillermo Márquez Villanueva, Alfonso Buiza Camacho
Constructor: Procondal S.A.
Project area: 3,265 sqm
Project year: 2004 – 2010
Photographs: Fernando Alda, Javier

© Fernando Alda

The building is located on the site of an old winery. It has the challenge of integrate the existing old buildings, declared as cultural interest, and being part of a cultural complex of a total of three buildings and a common space. This space turns into the main place of the town and an important meeting area.

© Fernando Alda

An opportunity to work on light, material and space. The path chosen to work on these concepts, is the contrast. Contrast between outside and inside, between old and new, including a monumental scale and human scale. And the journey as the thread that sews and explains the intervention. A large area covered with large proportions and controlled height works as a high threshold. A monumental scale lobby welcomes the visitor showing the scale of a public building.

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Cite: "Almonte Theatre in Huelva / Donaire Arquitectos" 09 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • ariana roberts

    simple yet attractive, i’d love to visit