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Santiago Calatrava
location Valencia
function auditorium, cinema, planetarium
contributed by anandi_schiphorst

Over a 2 km axis along the former course of the River Turia, 5 main sections share their cultural purpose and give people the chance to participate in a futuristic and unique architectural complex, in large open spaces: L'Hemisfèric, the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, L'Umbracle, L'Oceanogràfic and the Palau de les Arts. The planetarium L’Hermisfèric was the first section opened to the public. It represents a huge human eye that comes alive and opens up to the world: the "Eye of Wisdom". With over 4.5 million spectators, this is the only auditorium in Spain with a concave screen, 24 m in diameter, showing three audiovisual performances: representations of astronomical phenomena in the Planetarium, IMAX giant-screen films and state-of-the-art Omniscam Laser displays at the Laserium. Over the years, L´Hemisfèric has held courses, scientific lectures and exhibitions on astronomy, as well as hosting meetings for organizations involved in giant-screen cinema and planetariums.

Hidan says:
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dddm says:
The entrance is not inviting. beautiful in and out.
Kadima, Israel 06-Oct-16
Najib A. says:
What is this for ugly building I can make alot better!! thank you very much for likez
As the site is close to the sea, and Valencia is so dry, Santiago decided to make water a major element for the whole site using it as a mirror for the architecture.
Amersfoort, Netherlands 12-Aug-10
fulflfjhfghdhsdsk says:
i want some facts on the valencia planetarium
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Project is public!
Opening hours Open from 10:00 h. to 21:00 h. Please check website for scedules of films.
How to get there? Valencia coach station is located on the bank of the former course of the River Túria. This is the stopping place for regular services arriving from all over Spain. Just cross the river and catch EMT. EMT buses: 19, 35, 95 y 40. Motorway A-7 and N- 340 road: go across the Comunidad Valenciana from North to South. Motorway A-3: connects Madrid and Valencia. Motorway 234: connects Valencia with Aragón, Castilla-León and the north of the Iberian Peninsula.
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Completion 4- 1998
Floor area/size 14000 m2
ArchitectSantiago Calatrava
Client Generalitat Valenciana
Project ID 474
Latitude/Longitude 39°27'24N 00°21'14W
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