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Baluarte. Auditorium And Congress Center Of Navarre / Francisco Mangado

  • 01:00 - 23 February, 2014
Baluarte. Auditorium And Congress Center Of Navarre / Francisco Mangado
Baluarte. Auditorium And Congress Center Of Navarre / Francisco Mangado, © José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas

© José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas + 10

  • Architect

  • Location

    Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
  • Design Team

    Alfonso Alzugaray Los Arcos. Arquitecto Asociado. Laura Martínez de Gereñu, María Langarita, Isabel López, Carlos Pereda, Carlos Urzainqui
  • Area

    63000.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photography

    José Manuel Cutillas
    • Construction Management

      Francisco Mangado
    • Structure

      NB 35 Ingenieros
    • Iinstalación

      Iturralde y Sagüés ingenieros
    • Acoustics

      Higini Arau. Estudi Acustic
    • Lighting

      ALS Architectural Lighting Solution, Antón Amann
    • Technical Architects

      Pedro Legarreta, José Ignacio Goñi, Susana López
    • Construction

      OHL, Obrascón Huarte Laín SA.
    • Owner

      Gobierno de Navarra
    • More Specs Less Specs
    © José Manuel Cutillas
    © José Manuel Cutillas

    Text description provided by the architects. The site is on what was the Ciudadela (citadel), an area serving as a transition between the Pamplona’s historic core and the ensanches, the later gridded extensions of the city. The allotted plot had stayed empty after the demolition of the old military barracks, and so in collective memory had remained associated with the image of an open space.

    Sección Longitudinal
    Sección Longitudinal

    The whole undertaking revolves around a basic idea: the need to give up an autonomous architectural scheme in favour of a complex with an unmistakable urban calling. With this in mind, the building forms an L, embracing a large square which opens on to the ensanche while sparking a dialogue with the Ciudadela park. The project unfolds on the understanding that the square and the building become one single space, with the exterior paved areas continuing in the interior, in the building’s ground level, and the congress center’s exhibition space spilling outside.

    © José Manuel Cutillas
    © José Manuel Cutillas

    The halls are autonomous boxes, in compliance with the stipulated canons of use and size, and surrounded by foyer and circulation zones that both serve and connect them.

    Planta Primer Nivel
    Planta Primer Nivel

    One of the arms of the L contains the main auditorium, which rises over the roof. The smaller auditorium is tucked into the angle formed by the intersection of the two wings. In between is the entrance and the main foyer, a large space rising the full height of the building, generously lit by central skylights. Exhibition halls take up the entire side running parallel to the Avenida del Ejército, both at ground level and underground, where the ruins of the Baluarte de San Antón that gives the complex its name appear. Seminar rooms are in the upper floor.

    Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Baluarte. Auditorium And Congress Center Of Navarre / Francisco Mangado" [Baluarte. Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos de Navarra / Francisco Mangado] 23 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884