Zarautz Scenic Arts Center by Coop Himmelb(l)au


Architects Coop Himmelb(l)au have won the competition to design a performing arts centre in Zarautz, Spain.

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COOP HIMMELB(L)AU wins commission for the Center of Performing Arts Zarautz, Spain

The Mayor of Zarautz, Jon Urien, just announced that out of the entries by co-finalists Zaha Hadid, Eduardo Arroyo, FOA and Kenzo Kuma the design by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU had been elected as the winning project.

The Zarautz Scenic Arts Center is an 11,000 sq. meter Cultural Arts Center located in the Basque country of Spain in Zaruatz, 10 km from San Sebastian. The project contains a 600 seat Recital and Drama multi-use theater, a 400 sq. meter experimental Black Box auditorium, a school of music and public lobby space including a cafe-bar and a public exhibition space. A distinctive roof organizes the different elements by sheltering the open space while simultaneously working as a highly visible sign. The exterior landscaped gardens include an outdoor stage and are adjacent to the historic monastery of Zarautz and Train Station.

Posted on Monday November 26th 2007 at 9:11 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • y.h.

    kenzo kuma?

  • Helmet Yawn

    BL(A)H, BL(A)H, BL(A)H…


  • m

    flying overhang, again?

  • nanatea

    Maybe it’s kengo kuma??

  • augustusoctavius

    Looks like something one of those kids from the Zaha Hadid exhibition in London did.

  • gregor

    man, prix please take a break from smokin your cigars and makin money.
    screwing the client is ok, but not every time.
    architecture has to burn, yeah right, print it and burn it baby

  • razif

    hmm… seemed like he moved from some fractal mad man to more aldo rossi.. yikes..shifting theories for attention or realising a better design dogma ?

  • upisdown

    after kenzo tange married kengo kuma)

  • O.G.

    haha wolf prix is makin it rain again.

  • luis miguel

    estoy cansado de la arquitectura espectaculo de coop himelblau.

  • Dan

    no hay nada espectacular en Coop himmlblau

    there is nothing spectacular in Coop Himmelblau architecture

  • mcx7tt

    Esto parece un juego para niños.Hay que democratizar la eleccion de los arquitectos y sus obras.
    That seems a joy for kinder.It muss democratize arquithecturer´s election and their works.

  • zarauztar

    Ez dugu behar.
    No lo nesecitamos.
    We don’t need it.