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BUILDING
 
 
El 'B' [El Batel]
Cartagena Auditorium and Congress Centre
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DESIGNER
 
 
SelgasCano
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Spain [España]
Autonomous community
Murcia
Province
Murcia
Town
Cartagena
Address
Paseo de Alfonso XII
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Congress and conference centre
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas
Conference halls
Commercial buildings
Restaurants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2002 - 2004    
Realisation
2006 - 2011
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"El 'B', Cartagena Auditorium and Congress Centre, Murcia, Spain. 2001-2011", El Croquis 171, 2014 [Selgascano 2003 2013. Vacilante naturaleza / Shambling nature], pp. 24-81
"El Batel conference centre in Cartagena, Spain", A+U. Architecture and Urbanisme 520, january 2014 [Architecture in Spain and Portugal, 2000-2013], pp. 140-145
Marco Biagi, Giovanna Crespi, "Centro congressi e auditorium, Cartagena / Conference centre and auditorium, Cartagena, Spain", Casabella 815/816, luglio-agosto/july-august 2012, pp. 22-31, 152
Laura Martinez de Guerenu, "El B Auditorium and Congress Hall, Spain", Architectural Record 07/2012, july 2012 [Material World], pp. 52-61 (51-89)
"Kongresszentrum in Cartagena / El Batel conference centre in Cartagena, Spain", Detail 7/8-2012 [Fassaden / Facades / Façades / Facciate], "Dokumentation/Documentation" pp. 785-789
"SelgasCano", A+U. Architecture and Urbanisme 502, july 2012 [Four practices in Madrid], pp. 80-109
"El Betel conference centre (2006-2011), Cartagena, Spain", A+U. Architecture and Urbanisme 502, july 2012 [Four practices in Madrid], pp. 82-89 (80-109)
Christopher Turner, "Space for water music", Icon 107, may 2012, pp. 94-101
Catherine Seron-Pierre, "Centre de congres, Carthagene, Espagne / Conference centre, Cartagena, Spain", Moniteur Architecture AMC 214, avril/april 2012, pp. 38-45
David Cohn, "Plane sailing", Architectural Review 1382, april 2012, pp. 30-39
"Cartagena Auditorium and Conference Center. Cartagena, Spain", GA Document 120, january 2012, pp. 8-33
Mario Ballesteros, "Bagliori nella citta del boom / A new glow in boomtown", Domus 954, gennaio/january 2012, pp. 44-53
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
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CLIENT
 
 
Ayuntamiento de Cartagena
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 34,500,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site sq.m. 5,682
total built sq.m. 18,500

Exhibition zone sq.m. 850
Restaurant zone sq.m. 560
Outdoor terraces sq.m. 1.400
Foyer-distributor sq.m. 1,500
Rehersal room sq.m. 120
Hall "a" stage mq. 500
Hall "b" stage mq. 200
Capacity
Hall "a" 1,420 seats
Hall "b" 470 seats
Conference rooms 1,000 seats
Dressing rooms 120 seats
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STRUCTURES
 
 
FHECOR
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STAFF
 
Project architect
José Selgas, Lucía Cano
Design team
Lara Resco, Carlos Chacón, José de Villar, José Jaraiz, Lorena del Río, Blas Antón, Miguel San Millán, Julián Fernandez, Beatriz Quintana, Jaehoon Yook, Jeongwoo Choi, Laura Culiañez, Bárbara Bardín
Interior design
SelgasCano
Systems
JG
Acoustical consultant
Arau Acustica
Textile engineering
Lastra y Zorrilla
Plastic models, rendering
Gilberto Ruiz Lopes
Assistants
Antonio Mármol, Joaquín Cárceles, Rául Jiménez
 
 
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