salgado e linares arquitectos extend the bertamirans cultural center salgado e linares arquitectos extend the bertamirans cultural center
jun 30, 2013

salgado e linares arquitectos extend the bertamirans cultural center

‘bertamiráns cultural center exposition hall’ by salgado e liñares arquitectos, la coruña, spain
image © hector santos-diez
all images courtesy of salgado e liñares arquitectos




the bertamirans cultural center in la coruña is a local hub for artistic and theatrical events, but over the years the space became too small for the scope of activities it hosted. local practice salgado e liñares arquitectos have extended the facility with a simple structure made of exposed concrete and natural wood planks. strip windows invite views and natural light to illuminate the double-height multifunctional space. simple forms and a keen organization provide the proper backdrop for a series of program hosting workshops, performances, exhibitions, or any various other events. although the function is easily understood, the quality of the structure and range of tones and textures create an incredible building used to practice and disseminate the creative arts.



the grade change creates a light-filled double height space while maintaining a sensitive scale to the site
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primary event space
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glass wall opens views to the garden connecting to the original cultural center
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natural wood ceiling
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project info:



project: exhibition hall in bertamirans
architects: salgado e liñares arquitectos/ alfonso salgado, francisco x. liñares, manuel a. liñares
collaborators: santiago rey, carla agra, miguel raposo, sergio sánchez.
site: bertamiráns, a coruña, spain.
client: concello de ames
completion time: march 2011
total floor area: 512,50 m2
main contractor: generoso anjeriz, s.l.
photographs: héctor santos-díez
materials: concrete, aluminium, wood

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