Magma Arte & Congresos Tenerife, Canary Islands Building Spain
MAGMA Art and Congress, Canary Islands, Spain : Tenerife Building
MAGMA Art and Congress, Tenerife – design by Fernando Menis
|17 Sep 2012
MAGMA Art and Congress, Tenerife
Fernando Menis at The Venice Biennale 2012
MAGMA Arts and Congress appears as a reference point amongst anonymous buildings.
The semi-desert landscape around it and the proximity of the sea, an imposing presence that frames the building establishing a strong relationship between both, an impressive view over La Gomera island, are the starting points of the concept of the building.
Thirteen geometrically shaped blocks emerge out from the base housing all the functions such as offices, toilets, cafeteria, etc. and creating a light movement that generates the flow of the roof, outlining the space in every direction.
In-between these pieces there are the public spaces: hall, conference hall and congress hall, which accommodate different activities with a varying degree of division.
Fernando Menis, architect, president of the “Laboratorio” of investigation and innovation in Architecture, Urbanism, Landscape and Advanced Tourism, and professor in different International universities such as Harvard, Columbia, ESA Paris, TU Berlin, among others. Furthermore, he is a regular architecture lecturer in schools and universities all around the world. His architectural work is characterized by projecting reason and emotion, merging green architecture with the cultural heritage and nature in every landscape, earning several awards such as the WAF Awards (this year he has been nominated once again for the WAF awards to be celebrated on October in Singapore).
Magma Arte & Congresos – Building Information
Title: MAGMA ART&CONGRESS
FAD Awards Finalist 2006
Architects: Fernando Menis, Felipe Artengo, José Mª Rodríguez-Pastrana
Magma Arte & Congresos images / information from Fernando Menis, Menis Arquitectos
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Menis Arquitectos – Buildings Selection
Selected Architecture by Fernando Menis
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photograph : Efraín Pintos
Redondela house, Pontevedra
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