barozzi veiga completes white auditorium in aguilas, spain
barozzi veiga completes white auditorium in aguilas, spain barozzi veiga completes white auditorium in aguilas, spain
nov 05, 2013

barozzi veiga completes white auditorium in aguilas, spain

a conference center constructed in aguilas, spain seeks to provide a natural and elegant response to the building’s environment. ‘auditorio y palacio de congresos’, designed by barozzi veiga, features a large auditorium as well as smaller theaters and other ancillary facilities. the resulting structure, a large white cubic volume, is a simple, yet robust solution shaped by its internal functions.

large concave façades reflect the natural and fluid features associated with the region’s topography
image by mariella apollonio (also main image)



elevations facing the town are disciplined and ordered, reflecting the more rigid and formal nature of the urban landscape, while large concave façades oriented towards the coastline respond to the more natural and fluid features associated with the region’s topography. consequently, the project is able to respect its environment whilst contributing towards it.

the center features a large auditorium as well as smaller theaters
image by mariella apollonio

generously scaled internal spaces are flooded with natural light
image by julien lanoo

the center offers views of aguilas’ coastline
image by julien lanoo

floor to ceiling glazing is employed to full effect
image by julien lanoo

stairway connecting the ground and first floors
images by mariella apollonio

the main auditorium
image by julien lanoo

looking laterally across the auditorium
image by julien lanoo

a smaller support auditorium
image by mariella apollonio

the project in context
image by mariella apollonio



project info:


location: aguilas, spain
client: ayuntamiento de aguilas
completed: 2011
area: 6,410 sqm (68,997 sqf)
budget: €22.9m
photography: mariella apollonio and julien lanoo

  • Spectacular.

    Mort d'Urban says:
  • Poor imitation of “house of music” by Koolhaas in Porto!

    ca says:

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