SelgasCano’s Surreal Auditorium in Western Spain | 2017-08-02 | Architectural Record
The Spanish firm pays respect to nature by jolting it with the surreal.The plastic congress center is alien to both its natural setting and to the scruffy city outskirts behind it, a condition underscored at night, when the skin becomes a glowing lantern. Inside, this sense of estrangement is all-encompassing. The ETFE, luminous in daylight, transforms the perimeter circulation areas and upper stories—with their planes of soft yellow and pale aquamarine floors and ceilings—into numinous, otherworldly spaces. Into this ethereal realm, the slash-cut of the entry portal pops with its vivid oranges, yellows, and pinks, while the auditorium’s red seating, floor, and the lower portions of its walls make this space “the warm heart” of the building, according to Cano.
Source: SelgasCano’s Surreal Auditorium in Western Spain | 2017-08-02 | Architectural Record