Centro Cívico León Oeste (in English: Civic Centre León West) was, according to the local government's website, constructed to help rejuvenate the west side of the city. It skilfully incorporates the shells of older buildings, giving them a new lease of life. The composition, predominantly metal-clad, consists of three parts. The southernmost, a slab block, terminates the row of taller, neighbouring structures on the north side of the Avenida de Quevedo, and houses cellular offices. The central block incorporates the existing brick structures in a form which accentuates their character. The northern block houses a library and lecture theatre, and sits on a new stone base. The library, on the upper floors, features saw-tooth north lights, which echo the adjacent forms.
How to get there?
The project is easily reached on foot. Starting at the Plaza de San Marco, in front of the Parador, and adjacent to the León Auditiorium, follow the large footpath out of the Plaza across the river to the southwest. This is the Avenida de Quevedo. After 250m, the project can be seen on the other side of the traffic island at the junction with the Avenida de la Magdalena.