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Frontones Jorge Oteiza

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Carlos López de Ceballos
location Azkoitia
function art, sport
contributed by hansbrinker

The Memorial Basque Pelota National Center of Azkoitia is based on designs of the late Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza, an internationally acclaimed artist and a great fan of the Basque Pelota games, 6 little sculpture-like courts, representing the six territories of the Basque Country, have been built, mixing art and sport. Architect Carlos López de Ceballos used white concrete facades because of the contrast to the surrounding hills and trees. He designed the special place with the help of sculptor Anton Mendizabal who has made an extensive research on the world of Pelota. But most of all, the influence and input of Jorge Oteiza was of main importance. A controversial sculptor and undeniable figure in contemporary art, he has been the creator of spaces whose work covers the main preoccupations of the avant-garde, showing great interest in archaic and primitive forms and an obsession with reductivist geometry, as is present in movements such as cubism, constructivism and minimalism.

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Frontones Jorge Oteiza
Calle de Aingeru
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Completion 11- 2006
ArchitectCarlos López de Ceballos
Client City of Azkoitia
Project ID 2056
Latitude/Longitude 43°10'40N 02°18'57W
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