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  6. 2017
  7. Congress Palace and Hotel in Palma de Mallorca / Francisco Mangado

Congress Palace and Hotel in Palma de Mallorca / Francisco Mangado

  • 05:00 - 27 April, 2018
Congress Palace and Hotel in Palma de Mallorca / Francisco Mangado
© Juan Rodríguez
© Juan Rodríguez

© Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Felicià Fuster, 2, 07006 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
  • Project Manager

    Francisco Mangado
  • Collaborator Architects

    Idoia Alonso Barberena, Antonio Aller, Maria João Costa, Almudena Fiestas, Ana Muñiz. João Gois, Sergio Rio Tinto, Edurne Pradera, Isabel Oyaga, Sofia Cacchione, Itziar Etayo, Aintzane Gazteiu-Iturri, Andreas Bovin, Richard Královic, Maria Manero, Wojciech Sumlet, Cesar Martín. arqs.
  • Total Area

    55400.0 m2
  • Finishing Year

    2017
  • Photographs

      • Structural Engineering

        NB 35 S.L., ing.
      • Instalations Engineering

        Francisco Mangado
      • Acoustics Engineering

        Higini Arau, ing
      • Rigger

        Pedro Legarreta
      • Contractor

        Acciona Construcción S.A.
      • Woodworking

        Blasco Construcciones en Madera, S.L.
      • Steelworking

        Callfer, S.A.
      • Civil Engineering

        Nechi Ingenieria
      • Client

        Palau de Congressos de Palma de Mallorca
      • Project Years

        2006-2007
      • Congress Palace and parking's area

        37.000 m²
      • Hotel's area

        17.700 m²
      • More Specs Less Specs
      © Juan Rodríguez
      © Juan Rodríguez

      Text description provided by the architects. The project rests on the idea that to work on a lot that is rich and suggestive in its being difficult, such as the one we have here, is to draw up a new urban ‘outline’ for the city. The irregular geometry of the narrow and elongated lot, forming a seafront of nearly 350 meters, refers more to the idea of an urban boundary of huge dimensions that must accommodate a major project with a complex and diverse program.

      © Juan Rodríguez
      © Juan Rodríguez

      The building looks toward the sea, and this seaward looking is summed up in a thick facade—five meters wide and erected with techniques of naval engineering—that besides keeping out direct sunlight contains the stairs and other elements connecting the different spaces and programs. As you go up the stairs, you see the sea through huge glass panes.

      © Juan Rodríguez
      © Juan Rodríguez

      This facade is like a town wall with a path, dense but also open, and in its thickness, through ambiguous spaces that cannot definitively be considered interior or exterior, it is confused with the promenade itself.

      © Juan Rodríguez
      © Juan Rodríguez

      The ‘alter ego’ is the north facade, whose thickness is formed by the building’s more ‘server’ spaces. The result is a comb-shaped double scheme: in functional terms, public to the south and private to the north.

      © Juan Rodríguez
      © Juan Rodríguez
      Ground Floor
      Ground Floor
      © Juan Rodríguez
      © Juan Rodríguez

      Inside, different congress and exhibition halls follow one another. These are large but volumetrically expressive spaces, with voids around them that have hanging platforms and catwalks for looking out to the exterior.

      © Juan Rodríguez
      © Juan Rodríguez
      Section: Minor Auditorium
      Section: Minor Auditorium
      © Juan Rodríguez
      © Juan Rodríguez

      On the raised floor, connected to the hotel by a footbridge that serves to unify the complex, are the more everyday uses, the smaller convention rooms, and restaurants, along with a large terrace that, viewed in perspective, can be taken to be a prolongation of the sea.

      © Juan Rodríguez
      © Juan Rodríguez

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      Cite: "Congress Palace and Hotel in Palma de Mallorca / Francisco Mangado" [Palacio de Congresos y Hotel en Palma de Mallorca / Francisco Mangado] 27 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/893360/palacio-de-congresos-y-hotel-en-palma-de-mallorca-francisco-mangado/> ISSN 0719-8884