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Palau de les Arts

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Santiago Calatrava
location Valencia
function dance theater, music theatre, opera
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This is the final segment of Valencia's 'City of Arts and Sciences', following the opening of L´Hemisfèric in 1998, the Prince Felipe Science Museum and L´Umbracle in 2000 and the opening to the public of L´Oceanogràfic in 2003. The building is designed with a dual intention: that of acting as a multi-hall auditorium and also forming an urban landmark. It is used as an opera house, dance and music theatre. The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía has 4 different halls and also has facilities for teaching and other activities closely connected with the artistic and cultural fields. The roof is the most representative part of the complex. The roof or ‘plume’ is the most structurally spectacular detail, 230m. in length and 70m. in height, while the two ‘shells’ which embrace the building on the outside are made of laminated steel with an approximate weight of 3,000 tons and feature delicate ceramic work (trencadís) on the outside.

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Palau de les Arts
Pont de Monteolivet 1
Project is public!
Opening hours Depending on the agenda of performances. Check the website of the City of Arts:
How to get there? 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. 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. The following EMT buses reach the project: 19, 35, 95 y 40.
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Completion 2004
Floor area/size 37000 m2
ArchitectSantiago Calatrava
Client Generalitat Valenciana
Project ID 60
Latitude/Longitude 39°27'29N 00°21'21W
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