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Kursaal

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Rafael Moneo
 
location San Sebastián
function cinema, commercial space, congress centre, exposition space, music theatre, theatre
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Where Rio Urumea meets the Bay of Biscay two glass cubes house one of Spain's most enigmatic congress centre, theatre hall, exposition space and cinema. Every year in September it houses the 'Festival Internacional de Cine de Donosti', and it has grown to be the city's main décor for cultural public activities. A large underground parking offers a cool but expensive park for those flocking the next door sun-and-surf beach of Gross. The building is surrounded by large outdoor terraces with a bar, restaurant, shops and showers. At night the building changes into a immense cubic lighthouse, enhancing the city's vibrant night-life.

 

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Bjorkman says:
Amazing Building!
Tordera, Spain 27-May-09
I suggest to sign up at the guided tour. It is held during the day.
milan, Italy 27-Sep-07
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Kursaal
Address
Avenida Zurriola 1
Spain
http://www.kursaal.org
Project is public!
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Make a guide yourself
Completion 5- 1999
Floor area/size 60440 m2
ArchitectRafael Moneo
structural engineerJavier Manterola
Client Centro Kursaal Kursaal Elkargunea S.A.
 
Project ID 76
Latitude/Longitude 43°19'26N 01°58'45W
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