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BUILDING
 
 
Kursaal
Auditorium and Congress Centre
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DESIGNER
 
 
Rafael Moneo

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MATERIALS
 
steel, glass, wood, granite

 

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Spain [España]
Region
Basque Country [País Vasco (Euskadi)]
Province
Guipúzcoa (Gipuzkoa)
Comarca
San Sebastián [Donostia/San Sebastián]
Town
San Sebastián [Donostia/San Sebastián]
Address
Paseo de La Zurriola (estuario del fiume Urumea, playa de la Zurriola)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Congress and conference centre
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1990     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
1995 - 1999
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Luis Fernández-Galiano, "Rafael Moneo. Auditorium e centro congressi Kursaal, San Sebastián, Spagna/Kursaal Auditorium and congress centre, San Sebastián, Spain", Domus 824, marzo/march 2000, pp. 16-27
Roberta Mutti, "La filosofia del progetto/The Philosophy Behind the Project", OFX 52, gennaio-febbraio/january-february 2000, pp. 42-45 (34-53)
Corrado Gavinelli, "Lo scrigno perlaceo e l'immagine inquieta/The Pearly Casket and a Restless Image", OFX 52, gennaio-febbraio/january-february 2000, pp. 34-41 (34-53)
Francesco Dal Co, "Rafael Moneo e le eredità del moderno" (Rafael Moneo: l'Auditorium del Kursaal a San Sebastian), Casabella 672, novembre/november 1999, p. 9 (4-13)
El Croquis 98, 1999 V [Rafael Moneo. 1995-2000], pp. 83-119
Francesco Dal Co, "Noi e gli altri" (Rafael Moneo: l'Auditorium del Kursaal a San Sebastian), Casabella 672, novembre/november 1999, p. 4 (4-13)
"Rafael Moneo. Centro Culturale Kursaal/Cultural Centre Kursaal", Casabella 666, aprile/april 1999, pp. 28-29 (20-35)
Rodolfo Machado, Rodolphe el Khoury, Monolithic Architecture, Prestel, Munich and New York 1995, pp. 104-113
Alberto Ustarroz, "San Sebastian, Concorso per un centro culturale", Domus 722, dicembre/december 1990, pp. 48-55, XXIV
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CLIENT
 
 
Centro Kursaal - Kursaal Elkargunea S.A. (Municipio de San Sebastian, Gobierno de los Pais Vasco, Ministerio de la Cultura, Diputation di Guipuzcoa)
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sqm. 73.000
interiors sqm. 50.000
Dimensions
Auditorium 65x46x22
Congress Centre 43x32x20
Volume
Auditorium mc.15.000
Congress Centre mc. 4.500
Capacity
Auditorium 1.828 peoples
Congress hall 638 peoples
Parking 500 cars
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Javier Manterola, Hogo Corres and Associates, Jesús Jiménez Cañas
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STAFF
 
Responsabile progetto
Luis Rojo
Collaborators
Jeff Inaba, Andrew Borges, Barry Price, Ezra Gould, Collette Creppell, Nancy Chen, Albert Ho, Ignacio Quemada, Juan Beldarrain, Pedro Elcuaz, Eduardo Belzunce, Fernando iznaola, Jan Kleihues, Luis Diaz Maurino, Adolfo Zanetti, Robert Robinowitz, Imanol Iturrìa
Mechanical engineer
J.G. Asociados
Acoustical consultant
Higini Arau
Foundations consultants
Murias - Mouya
Structural consultant
Dragados - Almenabar - Altuna y Urìa (reinforced concrete)
Urssa (steel)
Facades consultant
Cricursa, Granollers, Barcelona (special glass)
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
The plan is the winner of a competition (to which they had been invites Mario Botta, Norman Foster, Arata Isozaki, Rafael Moneo, Jaun Navarro Baldeweg and Luis Peña Ganchegui) in order to plan a building that replaced the casino constructed in 1922 and demolished in 1973
 
 
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