Inaugurated on Febuary 19th 1999, The Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall is a very unique building; one of the flagships of the new Bilbao of the 21st century.
Designed by architects Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios as a vessel permanently under construction that stands in a dock on the site of the former Euskalduna Shipyard, the Conference Centre received the 2001 Enric Miralles award at the 6th Biennial of Spanish Architecture.
It is a 53,000 m2 multi-purpose centre that stands in the heart of the city of Bilbao designed to host many different kinds of corporate, financial, institutional, social and cultural events. It is also the venue of the ABAO opera season, a major event in Spain and Europe and home to the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, a magnificent ensemble whose first concert dates back to 1922.
The building offers a perfect co-ordination of areas open to the public such as its Auditorium, numerous halls, meeting and board rooms, offices, foyers, exhibition lobbies and services areas featuring warehouses, workshops, changing rooms, dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, etc.
Although The Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall is in the city centre it is also a few minutes away from the airport and boasts wonderful connections as regards motorways, railways and sea ports.
Nearby are some of the major museums of Bilbao (the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Art, the Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum), as well many hotels, shops and restaurants, all within walking distance.
The Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall
Avda. Abandoibarra, n°4 - 48011 Bilbao.
Tel:+34 944 035 000 - Fax:+34 944 035 001
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org