Kursaal Auditorium and Convention Centre, Spain
The two translucent solids change in appearance continually, from two solid masses of ice reflecting the sunlight to two sources of light reflected on the water at night. Glass was chosen to adapt the structure to its environmental conditions, as the building is almost always lapped by the salt water of the sea.
These abstract, "rigid" masses hide a world of flexible spaces ready to host a variety of activities. The interior design employs materials and colours which transmit "marine" sensations, almost like being in a boat.
The only contact with the outside is through a window in the foyer. This strong gesture is an example helping us to see how "The Kursaal reflects San Sebastiàn's eternal love affair with the sea" (R.Moneo)
3-D visione del centro