The building was designed by architects Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios to resemble a ship under construction, because it stands on the site formerly occupied by the Euskalduna shipyard. It won the Enric Miralles award for architecture at the 6th Spanish Architecture Biennial in 2001.
This 58,200 m² multi-purpose complex is located in the heart of the city of Bilbao, close to the international airport.
The building contains a range of venues for meetings and entertainment purposes (an auditorium, congress halls, meeting rooms, offices, foyers and a splendid exhibition hall) along with service areas featuring storage space, cloakrooms, dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, etc.
Abandoibarra Av., 4
(+34) 944 035 000
Plaza Cervantes, 1
Bilbao, the economic capital of the Basque Autonomous Community, is the centre of a metropolitan area with over one million inhabitants. Bilbao is a balanced and modern city that is an efficient, welcoming and attractive place to live, to work and to visit.
The confluence in its immediate territorial environment of high technology companies and the high educational level of its inhabitants enable the development of advanced services for companies and the knowledge economy.
Its entrepreneurial tradition and its experience linked to its spirit of innovation and searching for improvement make Bilbao a dependable city, where the efficiency and legal certainty of its institutions are a hallmark of its identity.
Bilbao, as the capital of the province of Bizkaia, has its own tax system with regulatory capacity to regulate the taxes, and with autonomy to levy and collect them.
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