Fernando Menis of Spanish practice Menis Arquitectos have started work on their competition-winning design for an auditorium and congress centre in the Pájara municipality of Fuerteventura, the Canary Islands.
Located above the beaches on the south coast of the island, the building emerges from excavations in the rock.
Menis describes the design, which won a competition for the project last year, as "a piece which recalls a broken rock, coming away from earth."
Here's some text from Menis Arquitectos:
Auditorium and Congress Center in Morro Jable
Located in a privileged position, above the beaches at South Fuerteventura, the building emerges through the excavation and the mimesis with the site. Textures, colours and finishes answer to this aim, creating a piece which recalls a broken rock, coming away from earth.
It is a sponge building, able to adapt to different situations and events, flexible, equipped with well balanced acoustics also prepared for different types of events, designed for low energy and maintaining costs.
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