(027) LEÓN AUDITORIUM. 1996-2002

(027) LEÓN AUDITORIUM. 1996-2002

The Auditorium of León is divided into two separate buildings in response to the environmental conditions of the emplacement: The main volume houses the concert hall, and the second body accommodates the exhibition rooms. The auditorium, with a capacity varying from 600 up to 1,200 spectators, is conceived as a bifocal hall. Due to its adaptable acoustic qualities, this space can host different activities, such as concerts, conferences, operas, theater, dance performances, 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 response to the needs of the spaces inside.

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 consulting firms: JG Asociados, Alfonso Gómez Gaite. Acoustic consulting: Higini Arau. Graphic design: gráfica futura. Quantity surveyor: Santiago Hernán, Juan C. Corona. Dates: 1996-2002. Total 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).