(027) LEÓN AUDITORIUM. 1996-2002

(027) LEÓN AUDITORIUM. 1996-2002

The set of the Auditorium of León is divided into two buildings in response to environmental conditions: The main volume houses the concert hall, and a second body houses the exhibition rooms. The auditorium, with a variable capacity between 600 and 1,200 spectators, is configured as a bifocal hall. Due to its configurable acoustic ability this space can accommodate different activities: concerts, conferences, operas, theater, dance, etc. The facade is constructed as a stack of windows with two different orders: the perimeter of the hollow, and the hollow of each window, as a result of the needs of the interior.

DATA SHEET. Location: Avenida reyes Leoneses, León, Spain. Architects: Luis M. Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón. Client: Junta de Castilla y León, Ayuntamiento de León. Collaborators: Andrés Regueiro, Fernando García-Pino, María Linares, Matilde Peralta. Main consultings: JG Asociados, Alfonso Gómez Gaite. Acoustic consulting: Higini Arau. Graphic design: gráfica futura. Quantity surveyor: Santiago Hernán, Juan C. Corona. Dates: 1996-2002. Gross floor area: 9,000 m². Main Contractor: Auditorio UTE (FCC S.A. /CRS). Photography: Luis Asín.
AWARDS. First prize international competition. Arquitectura Española (2003), Finalist VII BEAU (2003). Finalist Mies Van der Rohe (2003).