Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert hall
Conceived by its architects, Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios, as a vessel permanently under construction emerging from the dock where the Euskalduna shipyard once stood, the centre received the Enric Miralles Award in 2001 at the 6th Biennial of Spanish Architecture.
It is a large, multi-purpose complex with an area of 58,000 m2 located in the centre of Bilbao, very close to the international airport.
It hosts numerous financial/corporate, academic, political, institutional, social and cultural events. It is home to the Opera Season of the Bilbao Association of Friends of Opera (ABAO), one of the most important and prestigious associations in Spain and Europe, as well as to the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS), a magnificent musical institution that was founded in 1920 and gave its first concert in 1922.
The building combines areas used for meetings and performances (auditorium, congress and meeting hall, meeting rooms, offices, foyers and a dazzling Exhibition Hall), with service areas, which are used for storage, wardrobes, dressing rooms, rehearsals, etc.
Individual and group guided tours can be arranged. Source: www.euskalduna.eus